Grants & Giving
Kiniksa is committed to improving healthcare and discovering treatments for the patients who need it most. We provide grants, sponsorships, and programs to help advance the understanding of diseases aligned with our therapeutic areas of interest within the medical and patient communities. We also support educational initiatives led by organizations focused on patient advocacy, community education, and other scientific endeavors.
Medical Education Grants
Kiniksa provides education grants to support independent accredited or non‐accredited activities that aim to educate or inform healthcare professionals or the public about diseases or disease management in therapeutic areas of interest to Kiniksa. Kiniksa will neither influence the content nor have control over independent medical education grants. Grants supporting conferences, seminars, and meetings may be awarded to academic medical centers, medical education companies, and medical specialty societies.
Kiniksa’s funding priorities include support of programs that focus on inflammatory cardiac and vascular diseases, with a particular interest in programs that include education on pericardial disease. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year and are generally reviewed monthly by an internal review committee. Our team will review your request and respond to your submission. Kiniksa provides no guarantees that it will provide support for submitted program proposals.
Medical and Corporate Sponsorships
Kiniksa sponsors programs and events that support, raise awareness, and advance education and scientific knowledge in therapeutic areas of interest to Kiniksa.
Requests are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Our team will review your request and contact you about your submission. Kiniksa provides no guarantees that it will provide support for submitted program proposals.
Investigator-Initiated Study (IIS) Program
Kiniksa recognizes that external collaborations, through studies designed and led independently by scientific experts, contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge and have the potential to positively impact patient care and clinical outcomes. Kiniksa’s support of Investigator-Initiated Studies (IIS) aims to complement the priorities of our internal research and development programs. An IIS is designed and managed by a qualified researcher who assumes the legal and regulatory responsibility for conducting their own research.
Kiniksa’s IIS Program will consider independent, unsolicited research proposals submitted by external investigators. Kiniksa may provide financial and/or non-financial support to conduct clinical or non-clinical, interventional or non-interventional studies. Support, if any, will be granted on the basis of scientific merit with consideration to the scientific expertise of the investigator(s) and on the basis of congruence with the Areas of Interest identified below. The IIS budget must be reasonable and appropriate for the study.
IIS Areas of Interest (IIS-AOI)
Diagnosis and management of pericardial disease, including duration of disease and treatment
Utilizing biomarkers and/or imaging to guide therapy
Long-term outcomes—particularly cardiovascular disease-related morbidity
Understand triggers and characteristics of recurrent pericarditis episodes
Mechanistic studies to better understand the role of cytokines (including IL-1 isoforms) in cardiovascular disease
Patient endotype analysis that can identify patients with strong IL-1-driven diseases
Submissions of IIS Research Concepts and Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis.
All proposals will be reviewed by Kiniksa’s internal IIS Review Committee, which comprises a cross-functional team.
The IIS Review Committee meets monthly to review submitted proposals through a competitive process based on the merits of the proposed research, alignment with Kiniksa’s IIS-AOI, and budget availability.
Kiniksa provides no guarantees that it will provide support for submitted proposals.
Approval of a research proposal signals our scientific agreement. Formal approval depends on mutual legal agreement, manifested by contract signature from both parties. Investigator(s) must not initiate any work on the study before contract signature.
*All submitted requests and documents are considered Non-Confidential and Non-Proprietary.
The process begins with submission of a Concept Application. Review the application carefully and ensure that you have completed all of the requested information. Include a copy of the Principal Investigator’s signed and dated curriculum vitae (CV), budget summary, and any supporting documents with your application. Additional resources including a Concept Template, IIS Protocol Form, and IIS Itemized Budget are provided for optional utilization when submitting your request. The submitter should expect a response from Kiniksa after the monthly IIS Review Committee meeting is held.
New Users - To begin the IIS Concept Application submission process, go to Register on IIS Portal.
Returning Users - To track the status of an application or submit a full research proposal, click here to Go to IIS Portal.
If you have any questions, please send an email to the administrator at IIS@kiniksa.com.
Patient Advocacy Grants and Sponsorships
Kiniksa is committed to collaborating with Patient Advocacy Groups to help educate and empower patient communities, raise awareness of health-related issues, and improve overall patient care. To that end, we will review charitable donation, grant, and sponsorship requests from non-profit organizations for activities that align with our mission and are related to our disease states and therapeutic areas of interest. Kiniksa will consider funding for support of live and virtual events, activities, and/or programs focused on educating patients, caregivers, the public, or healthcare professionals. Kiniksa may also support public health and humanitarian initiatives and projects through charitable donations.
Requests are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Our team will review your request and contact you about your submission. Please submit requests for support well in advance of your scheduled event, program, or activity to allow enough time for internal review and payment, if supported. Kiniksa provides no guarantees that it will provide support for submitted requests.