Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)

Annual Application Deadlines: February 12, June 12, October 12 (or K23 resubmission deadlines)

The SVS Foundation provides supplemental funding to an individual who receives an NHLBI Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) directed at vascular surgeon scientists in the early stages of their research careers.

Purpose

The SVS Foundation offers this award in partnership with the NHLBI as a means to facilitate the research career development of individuals pursuing a career in vascular research. This award provides financial support over and above that offered by the NHLBI K23 mechanism.

The purpose of the Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) is to support the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on patient-oriented research. This mechanism provides support for up to five years of supervised study and research for clinically trained professionals who have the potential to develop into productive, clinical investigators focusing on patient-oriented research. Applicants must justify the need for a period of mentored research experience and provide a convincing case that the proposed period of support and career development plan will substantially enhance their careers as independent investigators in patient-oriented research.

Awards in response to this program announcement are for a total project period up to five years and are not renewable. Planning, direction, and execution of the proposed career development program and research project are the responsibility of the applicant and his or her mentor(s). Grants are not transferable from one principal investigator to another.

Eligibility Requirements

The candidate must be an Active or Candidate Member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, have a MD degree or equivalent, have completed postgraduate clinical training in vascular surgery, must identify a mentor with extensive research experience, and meet the NIH requirements for percent of full-time professional effort conducting research and research career development.

Salary Support

The SVS Foundation and NHLBI will each provide salary support for the K23 recipient. NHLBI awards US$100,000 plus fringe benefits per year up to five years, and SVS Foundation awards US$50,000 per year up to three years.  SVS Foundation does not pay fringe benefits and indirect costs to the awardee's institution.

Awards in response to this program announcement use the K23 mechanism. Applications should conform to the guidelines published for the NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)

Application dates are available online.

To be considered for SVS Foundation supplemental funding, you must submit your application to NHLBI and SVS Foundation at the same time. If you are selected to receive the supplemental award, SVS Foundation will contribute US$50,000 per year (maximum of 3 years) in addition to whatever is awarded by the NHLBI under the K23 provisions.

To identify the application as a response to this program announcement:

  1. Submit your complete K23 application as required by the NHLBI.
  2. Submit an electronic copy of your complete application to: SVS Foundation Research and Education Committee at SVSFoundation@vascularsociety.org.
  3. Submit an electronic copy to: Jane D. Scott, ScD, MSN, FAHA, Director, Office of Research Training and Career Development, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute, NIH, Rockledge II, 8138, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA. scottj2@nhlbi.nih.gov

Review Considerations

Applications are reviewed for completeness by the Center for Scientific Review and for responsiveness to this program announcement by SVS Foundation and NHLBI. Applications that are complete and responsive to the program announcement are evaluated for scientific and technical merit by an appropriate peer review group convened at NHLBI in accordance with the standard NIH peer review procedures. If approved for funding by NIH, the application will receive a secondary review by the SVS Foundation Research and Education Committee for the SVS Foundation supplemental award.

Award Process

Following a submission to both NHLBI and SVS Foundation, applicants should continue to inform the SVS Foundation of activity related to their K23 application including resubmission and/or funding. In the early months of each year, the SVS Foundation Research and Education Committee will review all applications that have received NIH funding and determine the awardee for the SVS Foundation supplemental funding.  The SVS Foundation supplemental award will be presented at the Vascular Annual Meeting®.

Past Recipients

For list of past recipients, click here. 

Contacts

For questions regarding eligibility requirements and the K23 application process:

Jane D. Scott, ScD, MSN, FAHA
Director, Office of Research Training and Career Development
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH
Rockledge II, 8138
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: 301-435-0535
Fax: 301-480-7404
scottj2@nhlbi.nih.gov

Wayne Wang, PhD
Program Director, Office of Research Training and Career Development
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH
Rockledge II, Rm 8140
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-7940
Telephone: 301-435-0535
Fax: 301-480-7404
wayne.wang2@nih.gov

SVS Foundation
Telephone: 800-258-7188
SVSFoundation@vascularsociety.org