Patients at the Heart Program

Harmony’s Patients at the Heart Grant Program

Harmony’s Patients at the Heart grant program was developed to underscore our ongoing commitment to support the comprehensive needs of people affected by sleep disorders. Since its launch in 2019, awards have funded innovative patient-centric programs, with the most recent grants specifically awarded to programs created to support and address the unique challenges of people living with narcolepsy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2021, Patients at the Heart grants will be awarded to not-for-profit organizations that are working to support and address the challenges of people living with sleep disorders and rare diseases who experience excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS).

The program opens for applications on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, with a submission deadline of Friday, August 20, 2021. A complete application includes: (1) Application and (2) Comprehensive Budget . Please submit both to

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Harmony is accepting applications that focus on one or more of the following categories:

  • Programs that support persons with sleep disorders or rare diseases who experience EDS to live fuller, more engaged lives
  • Programs that address the psychosocial challenges faced by persons with sleep disorders or rare diseases who experience EDS, or their caregivers
  • Programs that improve the overall support of family members of persons living with sleep disorders or rare diseases who experience EDS
  • Creation of educational materials to increase awareness and reduce time to diagnosis of persons with sleep disorders or rare diseases who experience EDS

The grant submission should include detailed information on:

  • Program summary
  • Program milestones
  • Evaluation plan - How success will be measured
  • Communication of results
  • Collaboration details, if applicable
  • Financial information/detailed budget for project
  • Include identification of all collaboration partners andclarification of each partner’s roles and responsibilities
  • Applicants must advise if request is for a new program or support for ongoing initiatives

Additional details:

  • Program opens for applications on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, with a submission deadline of Friday, August 20, 2021
  • No minimum grant amount; maximum grant amount: $25,000
  • Notification of grant awards will be made during September 2021
  • Harmony reserves the right to partially fund grant requests
  • Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) or similarly credentialed non-profit organization
  • Program must be complete within 12 months of execution of grant agreement and outcomes/accomplishments must be available for review at the end of that period

Incomplete proposals will not be considered for review.

Applications will be reviewed by members of Harmony’s Corporate Affairs, Legal/Compliance and Medical teams, and independent reviewers from the sleep disorder clinical and patient communities. Proposals will be evaluated based on a standard set of review criteria, which will include the quality of the application, creativity of the solution, and the organization’s infrastructure and past program successes. Funding will be distributed in Q4 2021.

Harmony may not fund projects that will provide a benefit to Harmony other than the “incidental and tenuous” benefit that Harmony receives in the form of goodwill, name recognition, and publicity. We will not consider proposals that include any of the following:

  • Programs that reference Harmony products or product candidates, or seek to measure their impact
  • Individuals or a healthcare professional’s private practice, including entities associated with or controlled by an individual healthcare professional or healthcare professional’s private practice
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability
  • Funding for events or programs that have already occurred
  • Political organizations, campaigns, or direct lobbying activities
  • Religious organizations or groups whose activities are primarily sectarian in purpose
  • Programs or proposals that supplement an organization’s income or offset its expenses in a manner that benefits, directly or indirectly, a healthcare provider’s compensation

Harmony reserves the right to withdraw this program prior to selecting and awarding grants.
Harmony reserves the right to reference grant awardee organizations and winning programs in press materials.
Applications and support materials must be submitted in English.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my organizations apply for more than one grant?

Yes. An organization may apply for multiple grants. Each program application must be submitted separately.

Can my organization apply for a grant in collaboration with another organization?

Yes. Collaborative proposals between nonprofit and/or advocacy/community groups and/or academic institutions and/or medical societies are allowed.

Are local and regional programs being considered?

Yes. Local, regional, and national programs will all be considered. At this time, the Patients at the Heart Grant will be awarded to programs in the U.S. only.

Is there any guarantee of continuation of funding after a grant is awarded?

No. There is no guarantee an awarded program will receive funding in the future, even upon the continuation of a proposed program and beyond the proposal description.

I have a question about my proposal. Whom may I speak to about our program?

Please address all questions regarding your application to

"Our goal is to improve the lives of people living with sleep disorders and their families, and we hope by supporting innovative programs, we can make a positive difference for these communities."

Cate McCanless, SVP, Corporate Affairs and Public Policy, Harmony Biosciences

"Patients at the Heart enabled Project Sleep to adapt our programming to better foster community and connection virtually during the pandemic when isolation was a major concern. The funds allowed us to increase story-sharing opportunities and to create a fantastic new video series and social campaign highlighting healthcare providers living with narcolepsy. Thank you to Harmony for providing critical and meaningful support during such a challenging year."

Julie Flygare, President & CEO, Project Sleep

Click to learn more about what programs Patients at the Heart supported in 2019 and 2020.

Harmony does not provide grants to individuals unless an individual is acting as sponsor investigator of an investigator-sponsored study/research. No grants, sponsorships, or charitable contributions are offered or provided in exchange for endorsing or prescribing Harmony products or for a commitment to continue prescribing Harmony products. In other words, any quid pro quo is strictly prohibited.

Any funding provided by Harmony will be in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.