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

Lifetime Achievement Award

Submission Deadline: March 1
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.

Medal for Innovation in Vascular Surgery

Submission Deadline: March 1
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.

Excellence in Community Service Award

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2019
The SVS Excellence in Community Service Award is an honor bestowed on a member who has exhibited outstanding leadership within their community as a practicing vascular surgeon.

Women's Leadership Training Grant

Submission Deadline: March 1
The SVS Women’s Leadership Committee periodically awards a women’s leadership training grant for female vascular surgeons. 

International Scholars Program

Submission Deadline: TBD - check back soon!
Provides scholarships to qualified young vascular surgeons from countries outside North America. 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. 

SVS/ACS Health Policy Scholarship

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2019
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 2019 course will be June 2 to 8, 2019. The $8,000 award is to be used for tuition, travel, housing and food during the course. Contact Ms. Kate Early at 312-202-5281 or kearly@facs.org for more information. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2019.

SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship

Submission Deadline: TBD - check back soon! 
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.​

SVS General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Vascular Annual Meeting Travel Scholarship

Submission Deadline: TBD - check back soon!
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.

SVS Diversity Medical Student Vascular Annual Meeting Travel Scholarship

Submission Deadline: TBD - check back soon!
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.

SVS Foundation Awards and Scholarships

Bridge Grant

Submission Deadline: TBD - check back soon!
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.

Community Awareness and Prevention Project Grant

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019
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.

Mentored Research Career Development Awards Program

Submission Deadlines: February 12, June 12, October 12
The SVS Foundation Mentored Research Career Development Awards Program provides supplemental funding to vascular surgeon scientists who have been awarded one of the following awards: NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08), NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), NHLBI Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award (NIH Parent K01),  NHLBI Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (NIH Diversity K01), AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (AHRQ K08). 

E.J. Wylie Traveling Fellowship 

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019
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.

Clinical Research Seed Grants

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019
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.

Research Career Development Travel Awards

Submission Deadline: TBD - check back soon!
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. 

Resident Research Award

Submission Deadline: January 16, 2019
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.

Student Research Fellowship 

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2019
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.

Vascular Research Initiatives Conference Trainee Travel Scholarship​​ 

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019
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.   ​

Awards from Other Organizations

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

Eastern Vascular Society

The Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars and Fellows Support Center at Vanderbilt

National Kidney Foundation

Society for Vascular Ultrasound

Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

Vascular Cures

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society