Research Grants

Abiomed funds research programs that investigate how mechanical circulatory support by the Impella® may positively affect patient outcomes.

All types of research programs will be considered, including but not limited to: clinical studies and pre-clinical investigations. All research programs must focus on how Impella support can improve patient outcomes. Research proposals are reviewed quarterly by Abiomed's academic research department. The deadline for submission to each of these quarterly review sessions is outlined below.

Instructions for Grant Submission:

To submit a research grant request, enter relevant study information into the research grant and itemized budget templates and upload online for submission.


    A research grant submission is required to contain the following attachments:

    1. Proposal
    2. Itemized budget
    3. Principal investigator CV, including list of study related publications.


    Optional & recommended documents:

    1. Figures and tables
    2. Cover letter
    3. Documentation identifying requestor's status as a non-profit, charitable org
    4. Other relevant documents.


    Applications will be reviewed at the next review session after they are received. If you have any questions regarding this process, or would like to speak to a member of our academic research department regarding your new or existing application, please contact us at

    Quarterly Review Dates for 2021:

    Quarterly deadline for submission/resubmission of grant proposal Proposal review session (week of) PI notified of result of review by
    February 22, 2021 March 8, 2021 April 5, 2021
    May 24, 2021 June 7, 2021 July 5, 2021
    August 23, 2021 September 6, 2021 October 4, 2021
    November 22, 2021 December 6, 2021 January 3, 2022


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