Frequently Asked Questions
I have registered but have yet to receive my confirmation e-mail to log back in. When can I expect to receive it?
Please allow 24 hours for your registration to process and your confirmation email to be sent out. If you do not receive the confirmation email within, it may have been sent directly to your “junk mail” or spam folder. Please add http://grants.acorda.com/ to your address book to prevent our emails from being marked as SPAM. If your confirmation email was not sent to your “junk mail,” please email email@example.com and a new confirmation email will be sent to you.
Can I complete part of the online grant request and come back to it later?
Yes. If you are unable to complete the request in one session you may save your work and continue later. At any time before the submission of a grant request, you will have the opportunity to return to the site and make changes. Once a grant is submitted, changes can no longer be made.
I have submitted an Educational Grant proposal and would like to include promotional exhibit and display space for the grant. Who do I talk to?
Exhibit tables and promotional opportunities have to be separate from Educational Grants. Educational Grants cannot be linked to commercial opportunities. Requests for the purchase exhibit tables and display space should go through Acorda’s marketing department. For more information please contact Marketing via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have received funding for the past few years from Acorda but received an e-mail recently informing me that the request was declined. Why was the grant not funded?
Approval of similar grant activities in previous years does not guarantee future approval. Each request is evaluated based on its individual merit and available funds.
I have submitted a grant and would like to change some fields in the application, how do I go about making the corrections?
At any time before the submission of a grant request, you will have the opportunity to return to the site and make changes to the request. Once a grant is submitted, changes can no longer be made on-line. If you require edits please contact us at email@example.com for assistance.
If I don’t want to register on the website can I submit a proposal via e-mail or mail?
No, grants are only accepted and tracked through the online grant management system. Applications received through mail, express delivery, fax or e-mail will not be considered.
How do I check the status of my request?
You can check the status of your application by logging into http://grants.acorda.com/ and entering your user name and password.
FAQs Investigator Initiated Studies
What type(s) of support does Acorda provide?
Acorda may provide financial support and/or drug supplies to support scientifically compelling and innovative research consistent with Acorda’s therapeutic and clinical interests. To be eligible for support, the request must address legitimate medical or scientific questions relating to the use of Acorda marketed products, investigational compounds, or areas of therapeutic interest.
How do I apply for IIS support?
All applications must be submitted using our online system (http://grants.acorda.com/). The application consists of a study synopsis, and also requires the submission of a complete protocol and detailed budget. If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with your Acorda Medical Science Liaison (MSL).
Who should I contact if I need information regarding the Investigator Initiated Studies program?
An Acorda Medical Science Liaison (MSL) can answer questions related to the IIS program. If you do not know your Acorda MSL, please e-mail email@example.com for assistance.
Who reviews the proposal?
A Committee comprised of Acorda Scientific, Medical, Regulatory, and Legal personnel will review your application. Funding and drug supplies are provided based solely on scientific merit and consistency with Acorda’s scientific areas of interest, as outlined on the Acorda Grants Home page.
When and how will I be informed of the Committee’s decision regarding my proposal?
The IIS Committee meets regularly to review and discuss proposals. For a submission to be considered, all required materials must be submitted through the website, including a complete protocol and budget. Once reviewed, you will be contacted by your MSL within 60 days following submission of your proposal. Review usually takes 45-60 days following submission of a complete proposal. If you have questions regarding the status of your proposal, you can check the status on the Grants webpage or contact your Acorda MSL. In order to ensure a complete and timely review, we ask that you please complete all fields on the application page along with uploading a detailed budget and complete protocol..
How do I submit an IIS proposal for review?
Direct your internet browser to http://grants.acorda.com/. If you are an existing user, enter your email address and password. If you are a new user, click on “Register” and provide the required information. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. Follow the instructions in the email to confirm your account, and you can then begin the application process. If you have questions, you may contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
*What information needs to be included in the protocol?
All applicants must include a completed protocol with any submission. At minimum, the protocol should contain a synopsis, background information related to the study, research aims or objectives, patient selection criteria, study design and methods, safety monitoring, a statistical analysis plan, references, and a schedule of procedures.
What information needs to be included in the study budget?
If you are requesting financial support, please submit a complete budget for all costs associated with the conduct of the study. This includes direct costs such as subject related costs, study related personnel costs, diagnostic fees, data management expenses, IRB fees, as well as indirect costs or overhead charges.
Who do I contact if I experience difficulties accessing the website or submitting a proposal?
If you have questions regarding the website or submission process, please contact email@example.com for assistance.
Feedback & Questions:
If you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions regarding FAQ’s, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.