Full Application Instructions for SVS Foundation Multicenter Clinical Studies Planning Grant

Full Application, by invitation only 

1.  Multicenter Clinical Studies Planning Grant Face Page
2.  Planning Grant Specific Aims
3.  Planning Grant Research Strategy 

  • Significance, Innovation, Experimental Approach, and Time-Line
  • Experimental approach describing statistical methods and issues of power and sample size
  • Demographics for the proposed study patient populations, inclusion and exclusion criteria, availability and plans for recruitment, outreach, follow-up, and challenges to adherence to the proposed protocol
  • Description of how the subsequent full-scale, multi-center clinical study would be conducted to provide context for the Planning Grant activities. Specifically, 
    • the rationale, significance and need, potential impact on health care, policy or practice
    • the proposed preliminary studies or preparations are both necessary and sufficient for the design and submission of the full-scale, multi-center clinical study
    • the team of investigators at each study site are defined 

4.  Bibliography
5.  Planning Grant Budget (maximum $100,000 USD, direct costs only) and Justification for up to one year
6.  Biosketch for Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator(s) (NIH format, 4 page max, up to 15 publications, active/pending support) 
7.  If applicable, letter(s) of support from significant collaborator or consultant on the project
8.  IRB approval (will be required from proposed research sites prior to distribution of funds)
9.  Disclosure of any parallel grant applications (pending or awarded) with overlap to the present application

Full proposals must be submitted electronically to SVSFoundation@vascularsociety.org.  The cover letter may be addressed to the SVS Research Council, 633 North Saint Clair, 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611.