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Awards and Scholarships
The Society for Vascular Surgery and the SVS Foundation offer a variety of awards and scholarships for medical students, residents, researchers and vascular surgeons. This page provides links to all of these opportunities, in addition to a list of opportunities available from other organizations.
- SVS Awards and Scholarships
- SVS Foundation Awards and Scholarships
- Awards offered by other organizations
SVS Awards and Scholarships
The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor SVS bestows on one of its members. Selection for this honor recognizes an individual’s outstanding and sustained contributions to the profession, SVS, and their exemplary professional practice and leadership.
The SVS Medal for Innovation in Vascular Surgery honors individuals whose contribution has had a transforming impact on the practice or science of vascular surgery.
The SVS Women’s Leadership Committee periodically awards a women’s leadership training grant for female vascular surgeons.
Provides scholarships to qualified young vascular surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada. The four scholarships, the amount of US$5,000 each, provide the scholars with an opportunity to participate in the Vascular Annual Meeting® and to visit clinical, teaching, and research facilities in the United States and Canada.
The American College of Surgeons and SVS offer an annual scholarship to subsidize attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass. The course takes place June 4-10, 2017. The award of $8,000, is to be used for tuition, travel, housing and food during the course. Contact Ms. Kate Early at 312-202-5281 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The primary purpose of the SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship is to provide the recipient with an opportunity to participate in Capitol Hill visits and learn more about SVS' health policy and advocacy activities. The overall aim of the Scholarship is to enhance the health policy and advocacy development of the trainee’s career.
On an annual basis, SVS offers travel scholarships to aspiring vascular surgeons to underwrite expenses for attendance at the Vascular Annual Meeting. During the meeting, trainees will be able to attend scientific sessions and network with leaders in the field. SVS will provide educational programming designed exclusively for students and residents. Scholarship recipients will also have the opportunity to participate in open and endovascular simulation training, attend didactic lectures geared specially toward them, as well as participate in a residency fair.
Sponsored by the SVS Leadership Development & Diversity Committee and the SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee, SVS annually offers a Diversity Medical Student Travel Scholarship to provide aspiring vascular surgeons with an opportunity to attend the Vascular Annual Meeting, and to enhance the professional network of medical students from underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities within the vascular surgery specialty. During the Vascular Annual Meeting, students will be able to attend scientific sessions and network with leaders in the field to learn more about the latest treatments and research in vascular disease. Additionally, SVS provides educational programming designed exclusively for students. Scholarship recipients will also have the opportunity to participate in open and endovascular simulation training, attend didactic lectures geared specially toward them, as well as participate in a residency fair.
Directed to SVS members developing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant applications. The grant is designed to support and optimize an SVS member application for a PCORI grant, especially in both PCORI and SVS Clinical Research Priority Areas.
The Bridge Grant is intended to help mid-career vascular surgeon investigators continue their critical research efforts amidst gap periods in their laboratory funding. The Bridge Grant program will help sustain the recipient’s research and contribute to their retention as a vascular surgery investigator.
The Community Awareness and Prevention Project Grant is intended to help vascular surgeons conduct community-based projects that address emerging issues in vascular health, wellness, and disease prevention. These projects will emphasize patient education, risk assessment and advance awareness of vascular health.
SVS Foundation and Vascular Cures co-sponsor the annual Wylie Scholar Award, a three-year, $150,000 grant awarded to a promising vascular surgeon-scientist in North America. The Wylie Scholar Program supports outstanding surgeon-scientists conducting innovative academic research at the early stage of their careers.
The Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) is jointly sponsored by the SVS Foundation, American College of Surgeons and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The award provides support of didactic study and mentored research for individuals with clinical doctoral degrees in the fields of biomedical or behavioral research, including translational research.
The Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) is jointly sponsored by the SVS Foundation and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The award is intended to support the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on patient-oriented research.
The Multicenter Clinical Studies Planning Grant is directed to SVS members developing grant applications for high-impact multicenter clinical studies in the treatment and/or prevention of vascular diseases. The purpose of the Planning Grant is to help investigators create competitive applications for external funding (e.g. NIH) of full-scale multicenter clinical studies. Funding is intended to support the development of key preliminary data and study resources.
The E.J. Wylie Traveling Fellowship provides the recipient with the opportunity to visit a number of vascular surgery centers worldwide. These visits stimulate academic inspiration, promote international exchange, and foster development of fellowship in vascular surgery.
The Clinical Research Seed Grants provide direct support for pilot clinical projects which have potential to grow into larger studies fundable by industry or governmental sources.
The Research Career Development Travel Awards program's overall goal is to develop strong leaders in vascular surgery research who will, over time, exhibit the accomplishments of vascular surgeons recognized for their contributions in vascular basic science, translational, or clinical research through continued grant support or mentoring of other researchers.
The Resident Research Award is intended to motivate physicians early in their training to pursue their interest in research and offer the opportunity to present their research at the Vascular Annual Meeting.
The Student Research Fellowship stimulates laboratory and clinical vascular research by undergraduate college students and medical students registered at universities in the United States and Canada.
The Vascular Research Initiatives Conference Trainee Travel Scholarship is intended to motivate physicians early in their training to pursue their interest in research and offer the opportunity to present their research at the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference.
Visit the respective organization’s website for more information.
American College of Phlebology
American College of Surgeons
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
American Venous Forum
The Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars and Fellows Support Center at Vanderbilt
- International Clinical Research Scholars Program
- International Clinical Research Scholars Program/Fellows Program
National Kidney Foundation
Society for Vascular Ultrasound
- Alex Chao, MD, Young Investigators Award for Excellence in Scientific Research
- Best Student Poster Award Presentation