Orthopaedic Grants / Donations
Grants and Charitable Donations
Through its history, Zimmer has demonstrated industry leadership through corporate giving, including support for charitable institutions and professional medical education. Now, through partnerships with independent, third-party organisations and other appropriate mechanisms, Zimmer continues to make its support available for these important endeavors.
Here is information about how to apply for Zimmer support in the following categories:
- Product donations for medical missions
- Support for post-graduate orthopaedic education
- Support for Charitable Purposes
- Support for Professional Medical Education
- Zimmer-funded external research
Zimmer has become the founding supporter of a new entity, created by the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), to provide funding for post-graduate orthopaedic fellowships and residency programs, beginning in the 2009-2010 academic year. The new, independent entity, called OMeGA Medical Grants Association LLC (OMeGA), will receive and analyse funding requests before making grants to educational institutions or programs.
Zimmer will have no role in selecting the recipients of its funding, but it will be permitted to allocate its donation among one or more specialty or sub-specialty areas that the company wishes to support. These funding areas may include Adult Reconstruction/Arthroplasty; Shoulder and Elbow; Spine; Trauma; Sports Orthopaedic Surgery; Pediatric Orthopaedics; Foot and Ankle; Orthopaedic Oncology; Hand and Upper Limb Surgery; and Residency/Educational Resources.
OMeGA will be managed by a Board of Directors that has no current relationships with the orthopaedic industry and who have received no compensation from this industry in the past two years. Multiple orthopaedic subspecialties will be eligible to receive grants establishing OMeGA as a single source of funding for orthopaedic graduate medical education. Donor companies may direct their contributions to a specific orthopaedic subspecialty but they will play no further role in directing funds to specific institutions or programs.
Further information about OMeGA can currently be found at www.omegamedicalgrants.org.
While we continue to explore an appropriate third-party organisation for these purposes, Zimmer has established an internal process for reviewing such requests. Non-profit 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organisations may seek a charitable donation from Zimmer for purposes such as public education and awareness, unrestricted research and general organisational support.
Requests for charitable donations must be made in connection with a general fundraising effort by the charitable entity. In addition, the request for a donation must come from the organisation itself and not from an individual surgeon or healthcare professional who is not an employee of the charity.
Requests for a charitable donation must be submitted in writing on an application form provided by Zimmer and must be accompanied by required supporting documentation.
While we continue to explore an appropriate third-party organisation for this purpose, Zimmer has established an internal process for reviewing such requests. Organisations with a genuine educational purpose or function may seek an educational grant from Zimmer to support bona fide educational conferences.
Requests for educational grants from Zimmer must be made in connection with an independent, educational, scientific, or policymaking conference that promotes scientific knowledge, medical advancement and the delivery of effective health care. In addition, the request for an educational grant must come from the organisation itself and not from an individual Surgeon or healthcare professional who is not an employee of the organisation.
Requests for an educational grant must be submitted in writing on an application form provided by Zimmer and must be accompanied by required support documentation.
Zimmer provides funding for external research which is hypothesis-based experimentation and/or clinical evaluation that is consistent with its strategic initiatives. We have developed an integrated collaborative process to receive, review and award such funding. Some process benefits include:
- Assignment of a Research Services Manager who is a corporate Zimmer employee and is the primary contact for the research/principal investigator throughout the process.
- Templates to submit a research proposal in the required Zimmer format.
If you are interested in seeking funding from Zimmer, please forward your inquiry to email@example.com. Zimmer will assign a Research Services Manager to assist you with the structured process.