Mission

At Aurinia, our mission is to transform people’s lives by delivering therapeutics that change the course of autoimmune disease. In addition to driving adoption of our approved therapy for appropriate people with lupus nephritis, we are also actively pursuing a broader portfolio of innovative drugs for autoimmune disease.

To advance our mission, we are committed to providing support to the lupus and lupus nephritis community in addressing the serious unmet medical needs of lupus nephritis in the form of Sponsorships, Charitable Donations and Continuing Medical Education Grants. All requests will be reviewed by Aurinia’s Funding Request Review Committee. Aurinia does not provide funding support for events that have already occurred. Please note that completion or acknowledgement of your submission does not indicate that we have agreed to provide support. Support decisions are made only after the review of your complete request and you are notified in writing of the decision.

Types of Funding Requests

Sponsorships

  • Aurinia welcomes funding requests from independent, third party organizations in the form of a Sponsorship or Exhibit for medical and patient organizations to advance science and health that relate to one of our core therapeutic areas: Lupus Nephritis

Examples of Sponsorships Aurinia has supported include:

  • Advocacy and awareness events
  • Patient Support and Education Initiatives
  • Community Health and wellness fairs
  • Healthcare Professionals or Patient Organizations or Conferences that:
    • Improve access to healthcare
    • Reduce disparities for disadvantaged groups
    • Advance education among patient and healthcare professionals

Process and documentation requirements Sponsorship Requests:

Please submit your Sponsorship requests to advocacy@auriniapharma.com. Any Sponsorship request must be submitted at least 3 months in advance of the event and include the following documentation:

  • Letter of Request on your letterhead
  • Detailed information regarding the program, sponsorship type, sponsorship objective, therapeutic objectives, and audience
  • Detailed agenda or program description
  • Detailed budget associated with the organization or event including sufficient information to determine how Aurinia funding will be used
  • Tangible benefits associated with funding request
  • For U.S.: W-9 Form

Charitable Donations

Aurinia supports charitable donations to non-profit organizations that advocate or address needs of our community, including the needs of patients with lupus and lupus nephritis. Aurinia does not receive any tangible benefits from these donations. Types of donations that may be supported by Aurinia include:

  • Donations that enable patient involvement in advocacy, regulatory and scientific meetings to learn, network and share patient experience to inform greater community.
  • Support local communities

Process and documentation requirements for charitable donation requests:

Please submit your charitable donation requests to advocacy@auriniapharma.com. If the charitable grant request is associated with an event, please submit at least 3 months in advance of your event. In all cases, the following documentation must be provided:

  • Letter of Request on your letterhead
  • Detailed information regarding the charitable objectives of the organization requesting funding, and a description of how the charitable funding will be applied to achieve that mission
  • Detailed agenda or program description
  • Detailed budget associated with the organization or event including sufficient information to determine how Aurinia funding will be used
  • For U.S.: W-9 Form

Continuing Medical Education Grants

Aurinia supports grants for independent medical education in an effort to advance healthcare and improve patient health outcomes. Requests for grant support for an independent medical education activity should be sent to CME@auriniapharma.com at least 6 months prior to the activity and will be reviewed by our internal grants review committee on a rolling basis.

Process and documentation requirements:

Please submit your grant requests to CME@auriniapharma.com with the following information:

  • Letter of Request on your letterhead
  • Detailed information regarding the objectives of the educational activity, including a description of the target audience, program outcomes, proposed faculty and therapeutic area to be discussed
  • Detailed agenda including time and location of event
  • Detailed budget for the entire activity, including sufficient information to determine what percent of the event or program Aurinia is being asked to support
  • For U.S.: W-9 Form

Funding Restrictions for Educational Grants

Aurinia adheres to the standards defined by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (“ACCME”) guidelines, the FDA’s Guidance: Industry Supported Scientific Educational Activities and the PhRMA Code. As such, Aurinia educational grants may not support:

  • Travel, lodging, meals, or registration for non-faculty healthcare professionals to attend an educational program
  • Operating expenses not directly or exclusively necessary to conduct the event or activity outlined in the grant application
  • A promotional exhibit, display space, or advertisement
  • Entertainment or social events

Please note that all applicants receiving Educational Grant support will be required to provide periodic interim program updates, as well as final educational program outcomes and a full budget reconciliation when your activity concludes.

Ex-U.S. inquiries

For all Ex-U.S. funding inquiries, please complete the request form. Our internal team will review and reach out with further direction.

FAQ

Can an organization submit a request for a charitable donation?

Yes, please send your request and required documentation listed above to advocacy@auriniapharma.com.

How will my information be used or stored?

Please see our terms and conditions and privacy policy.

What are the supported Aurinia disease states?

Lupus Nephritis

What is the deadline to submit a funding request?

6 months prior to event date for CME grants, 3 months prior for Advocacy sponsorships or charitable donations

How will I know when a decision is made on my funding request?

You will be notified by email when a decision has been made

Can I use the Aurinia logo if I receive a grant?

Use of the Aurinia logo requires prior permission and approval, Aurinia will provide the appropriate format

Who should I reach out to for payment/check questions?

Please contact the email address where you submitted your funding request

What is a charitable donation?

Financial contributions made to organizations that are recognized as tax exempt charities and not Aurinia customers. These donations are unrestricted and Aurinia does not receive any tangible benefits.

What type of grants are funded through medical education grant requests?

Financial support may be provided for continuing medical education programs that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and are independently designed and presented by accredited providers.

Can for-profit organizations apply for medical education grants?

No. Tax-exempt non-profits are eligible to apply for medical education grants.

How will I know when a decision is made on my grant request?

A decision will be provided to the Requestor within 4-6 weeks of the grant request submission date. To check the status of any request, please email CME@auriniapharma.com.