Global Grants and Donations

Zimmer Biomet has demonstrated industry leadership through corporate giving, which benefits patients who would not otherwise receive orthopaedic care, including support for charitable organizations and professional medical education.

Funding decisions are made by regional Grants and Donation Review Committees throughout the globe, and are comprised of non-sales/marketing employees.

For further information and application processes regarding Zimmer Biomet Grants and Donations, please visit the appropriate regional request area; see links below.

Zimmer Biomet Americas (U.S., Canada and Latin America) 

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Zimmer Biomet provides educational grant funding to support independent educational conferences that promote scientific knowledge, medical advancement and the delivery of effective healthcare. Organizations with a genuine educational purpose or function may apply for an educational grant from Zimmer Biomet.

Request should be submitted at least 60 days prior to the educational event.

Support may not be provided to individuals in private practice or in agreement to use, order, recommend, or purchase Zimmer Biomet products.

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Zimmer Biomet provides funding support to accredited residency programs to assist with educational efforts.

  • The program director or coordinator must submit all funding requests.

Go to Grants Portal

Charitable Donations 

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Zimmer Biomet supports requests from non-profit organizations serving local communities where Zimmer Biomet offices are located.

  • Requests must be made in connection with a general fundraising effort by the charitable entity. 

  • Requests should be from a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status serving a location with a Zimmer Biomet office or from a national organization with a widespread cause such as disaster relief.

  • Requests must come from the organization itself, not an individual physician or healthcare professional who is not an employee of the charity. 

  • Requests must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the date funding is needed.

Please contact the Zimmer Biomet Foundation via email with your request.


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Zimmer Biomet supports requests from national non-profit organizations, particularly in the field of musculoskeletal health, for purposes such as public education and awareness, independent research efforts and general support of the organization’s charitable mission, including those organizations addressing healthcare disparities among minorities.   

  • Requests must be made in connection with a general fundraising effort by the charitable entity, and focused on improving musculoskeletal health. 

  • Requests must be from a qualified nonprofit with documentation of 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

  • Requests must come from the organization itself, not an individual physician or healthcare professional who is not an employee of the charity. 

  • Requests for capital expense drives or infrastructure costs should not be submitted.

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Zimmer Biomet considers product donation requests for medical mission trips occurring outside the U.S. that meet the below criteria:

  • Requestor is affiliated with a nonprofit organization interested in medical missions 

  • Request is submitted in its entirety at least 90 days prior to the date the items are needed 

  • Requestors are qualified medical professionals with the ability to use and prescribe the products requested 

  • Items requested will only be used for patients who are uninsured and unable to afford services or products

  • All required authorizations for regulatory, import and export requirements with confirming documentation are obtained by the requesting nonprofit

View the Medical Mission Request Form

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Through a third-party organization, AmeriCares, Zimmer Biomet provides product donations for U.S. charitable surgeries that meet the criteria below.  Questions about the program can be directed to AmeriCares Medical Outreach program coordinator via email at medicaloutreach@americares.org

  • AmeriCares will donate Zimmer Biomet products to U.S. licensed physicians performing surgeries in the U.S. at no cost to patients who qualify for charitable assistance based on the standards used by the hospital in which the surgery will take place. 

  • Products to be donated will be pre-approved by AmeriCares, working in conjunction with the physician’s Zimmer Biomet sales representative who will bring all approved products and instruments or loaner instruments to the operating room for the surgery. 

  • Operation Walk USA efforts are also processed through AmeriCares. More information on Operation Walk USA may be found at www.operationwalk.com.

View AmeriCares website

Fellowship Funding

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Zimmer Biomet is committed to improving patient care in the communities in which we operate and do business.  As part of our commitment, Zimmer Biomet considers requests for fellowship grant funding to support health care professionals with their education and training and their experience in clinical research. Zimmer Biomet believes quality education, training and clinical research benefit both the patient and advancements in medical technology, treatments and knowledge.  A decision to provide fellowship grant funding is never contingent upon, or related to, the purchase, lease, recommendation, procurement, use, or prescription of Zimmer Biomet products and services.

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Zimmer Biomet provides funding to third-party non-profit organizations that have an independent application and review process for providing grants to fellowship programs. Third-party organizations may submit requests to Zimmer Biomet for funding considerations. Organizations such as OMeGA Medical Grants, COTA, and NREF administer fellowship funding.

Some therapeutic areas, such as Dental and CMF/Thoracic, may provide fellowship funding directly. Please use grants portal and see user guides below.


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Zimmer Biomet has a direct application process for Canadian fellowship programs.  Please refer to the application form below and the application program timeline.  Any questions, contact Grants.AMER@zimmerbiomet.com


2021-2022 Zimmer Biomet Fellowship Program Cycle Schedule:

Application Period Opens: Monday, October 12, 2020

Application Period Closes: Friday, December 4, 2020

Committee Review Period: January - February 2021

Grant Notifications: February 2021

Funds Distributed: Summer 2021

Please review the guidelines to ensure eligibility prior to submitting an application

Applications should be submitted through the online grants portal.

Contact Us (Americas)

Additional questions about Zimmer Biomet’s Grant and Donation program may be directed to the Grants Office – please email Grants.AMER@zimmerbiomet.com.

Investigator Initiated / External Research Funding Requests – please email protocol and budget to research.requests@zimmerbiomet.com.

Zimmer Biomet Europe, Middle East, Africa

For information on the application process, please email Grants.EMEA@zimmerbiomet.com.

Zimmer Biomet Asia Pacific and Japan

For information on the application process, please email Grants.APAC@zimmerbiomet.com

Zimmer Biomet Australia and New Zealand

For information on the application process, please email meded.anz@zimmerbiomet.com

Zimmer Biomet Dental

For information on the application process, please email Grants.Dental@zimmerbiomet.com.

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