Abbott supports medical education grants that advance scientific knowledge and improve patient wellness through two programs:
Our grants support healthcare institutions, professional associations and societies, and continuing education providers in producing independent medical education events. Areas of interest include cardiovascular disease, cardiac arrhythmia, electrophysiology, heart failure and structural heart therapies.
Complete grant applications must be submitted online at least 45 days prior to the program start date.
Keep in mind that:
Abbott provides funding for medical institutions to administer their own fellowship programs in the areas of cardiovascular disease, cardiac arrhythmia, electrophysiology, heart failure and structural heart therapies.
The Sunshine Act, also known as “Open Payments,” is a federal law that requires healthcare manufacturers to track and report payments and transfers of value (POTV) to certain healthcare professionals (HCPs) and healthcare organizations (HCOs). Fellowship funding from Abbott is subject to Sunshine Act reporting.
Administrators of fellowship programs can submit applications between October 1 and March 1. Applicants will be notified of decisions by April 15.
A few things to keep in mind:
The Abbott Grant Committee reviews and makes decisions for all grant applications. During its review of applications, it considers:
No. Consistent with the AdvaMed Code of Ethics and Abbott policy, Abbott does not permit sales or marketing personnel to participate on the company Grant Committee.
No. Always submit your grant request allowing plenty of time to seek alternative funding in case the Grant Committee decides to eliminate or reduce the support you received in the past.
Abbott provides grants for programs related to cardiac arrhythmia, electrophysiology, heart failure, coronary, structural heart and vascular therapies.
Most grant applications are approved or denied within six weeks after we received a complete application, including all required documentation.
No, the grant committee does not approve multiple grant requests for the same event, activity or program. There are other possible sources of funding within Abbott that could be appropriate for events that did not qualify for a grant. Please contact us for more information.
Abbott is required by federal and state transparency regulations to report most payments involving physicians (directly and indirectly). During the formal application process, you will be asked to certify that you will provide Abbott with any information or assurances it needs to satisfy such transparency obligations. Failure to do so may require you to return some or all of the grant funds awarded by Abbott and will make you ineligible to receive funding in the future. Further detail will be provided on the information and/or assurances you will be required to provide. Your compliance is required, and Abbott cannot make any exceptions.
Complying with anti-kickback laws, the AdvaMed Code of Ethics and the Physician Payments Sunshine Act is mandatory for our business and is in our customer’s best interest.
Abbott is certified to follow the AdvaMed Code of Ethics.
The Physician Payments Sunshine Act is a federal law that requires healthcare manufacturers to track and report payments and transfers of value (POTV) to certain healthcare professionals (HCPs) and healthcare organizations (HCOs). Congress passed the Sunshine Act in 2010 in the interest of providing greater transparency into interactions between the healthcare industry and healthcare providers. Abbott supports the goals of the Sunshine Act because we recognize that transparency inspires public trust and confidence. Learn more about the sunshine act.