R&D Library

Investigator-Sponsored Trials (ISTs)

Santen offers grants to clinicians, scientists, and academic institutions (i.e., sponsor investigators) who are pursuing medically and scientifically sound research on our company's compounds, medical devices, products of interest.

If your research interests align with our therapeutic areas, please visit this page:
Area of Interest

Investigators from Japan, South Korea and China please contact your regional Santen representative for ALL IST submissions. For further questions, please email gma-ist@santen.com


・To be considered for an IST grant, all applicants must provide comprehensive study details, such as scientific rationale, primary/secondary objectives, study endpoints, projected study design, and fair market study budget.
・Study proposals will be reviewed for scientific merit, validity, and alignment with Santen's scientific research and business strategies.
・Qualified applicants will be notified of decisions and given feedback as appropriate.
・Accepted and approved proposals will begin the IST clinical research process in adherence.

Santen Medical Education Grants

Santen offers grants to support medical education programs for healthcare professionals to help enhance their knowledge and skills, advance the quality of patient care, and align with our current areas of focus.

We support:
Continuing medical education programs Independent medical education initiatives


You must submit all required grant application information at least 60 days before the educational program’s start date, or we must automatically decline it.
・Your application should not include the names of proposed or confirmed speakers or any direct or implied reference to products or compounds as this may compromise an impartial review of your request and force us to decline it.
・All submitted proposals must be used to support education programs that comply with all applicable laws.
・Santen does not control the content of activities funded under independent medical education grants.
・All medical education grant requests must be reviewed by Santen’s Medical Education Grants Committee. As such, Santen commercial personnel do not make commitments for grants.
・The provision of medical education grants is not intended as an inducement to prescribe, refer, or recommend any of Santen’s existing or future products and is not intended as a reward for any previous prescribing activity.
・Santen does not promote the use of products that have not been approved by applicable regulatory agencies.
・Grant application submission does not guarantee Santen support.

Publication Plus

As a global company specializing in eye health and patient-centric solutions, Santen is committed to continually investigating the latest in science and innovation to deliver the best vision experience.For more information on Publication Plus, please visit https://www.santenpublicationsplus.com/