Research Grants

Abiomed funds research programs that investigate how mechanical circulatory support with Impella® heart pumps may improve 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.

Areas of Interest

The following research domains have been identified by Abiomed to be areas of interest for innovation within the field. Applications within these domains will be given priority in the competitive application process. However, applications outside these domains will still be considered.

Science of Unloading

Physiological effects and mechanisms of unloading in the setting of acute or chronic heart failure.

Heart Recovery

Mechanisms of reverse remodeling with unloading, optimizing Impella performance and monitoring for heart recovery, including technologies to monitor myocardial recovery and adaptation with ventricular unloading.

Impella Adjunct Therapies

Optimizing recovery from acute or chronic heart failure with a combination of mechanical unloading and adjunct therapies, including device/drug, device/biologic or device/device combinations.

Cardiorenal Mechanisms and Renal Protection with Impella

Cardiorenal crosstalk or intrarenal mechanisms impacted by Abiomed device that modulate acute or chronic changes in renal function.

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 organization
  4. Other relevant documents


Completed applications received by the quarterly deadline will be reviewed at the next available proposal review session. 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 [email protected].

Quarterly Review Dates for 2023 and 2024:

Quarterly deadline for submission/resubmission of grant proposal Proposal review session (week of) PI notified of result of review by
August 21, 2023 September 4, 2023 October 2, 2023
November 20, 2023 December 4, 2023 January 8, 2024
February 26, 2024 March 4, 2024 April 1, 2024
May 20, 2024 June 3, 2024 July 1, 2024

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