Mentored Research Career Development Awards

The SVS Foundation Mentored Research Career Development Awards Program provides supplemental funding to vascular surgeon scientists who have been awarded a mentored research career development award from National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Purpose

The SVS Foundation (SVSF) offers the Mentored Research Career Development Awards Program to support the research career development of clinically trained vascular surgeons who have the potential to develop into productive, independent investigators in the fields of biomedical or behavioral research, including translational research, or patient-oriented research.

The SVSF awards program provides supplemental financial support for the following NIH or AHRQ award programs: K08, K23, NHBLI K01, AHRQ K08

Eligibility Requirements

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

Salary Support

SVSF provides an award of $50,000 a year for up to five years or an award of $50,000 per year for up to three years to the institution of the awardee to be used for salary support.  Funding each year is contingent upon the applicant’s continued funding by NIH or AHRQ. The SVS Foundation does not pay indirect costs to the institution of the awardee.

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) co-sponsors a select number of Mentored Research Career Development Awards each year.

Eligible NIH and AHRQ Awards and Application Process

Applications should conform to the guidelines published for the eligible NIH or AHRQ award.  Awards are accepted by SVS Foundation on any of the NIH or AHRQ Award Deadlines.

To identify the application as a response to the SVS Foundation Mentored Research Career Development Awards Program announcement:

  1. Submit your complete application as required to the NIH or AHRQ
  2. Submit one electronic copy of your complete application to: SVS Research and Education Committee at SVSFoundation@vascularsociety.org
  3. For NHLBI applicants, submit one 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 scottj2@nhlbi.nih.gov

Following your submission to NIH or AHRQ and SVS Foundation, continue to inform the SVS Research and Education Committee of activity related to your application, including resubmission and/or funding.

Review Process

In spring of each year, applications who have been awarded funding by NIH or AHRQ will receive a secondary review by the SVS Research and Education Committee and, if applicable, the ACS Scholarships Committee.  Awardees are notified in May of each year.  

Annual Progress Report

The applicant is required to submit an annual progress report to the SVS Foundation.

Contacts

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

NHLBI
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
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
Bethesda, MD 20892-7940
Telephone: 301-435-0535
Fax: 301-480-7404
wayne.wang2@nih.gov

NIDDK
Email the SVS Foundation for a NIDDK contact.