Letter of Intent Instructions for SVS Foundation Multicenter Clinical Studies Planning Grant

Letter of Intent 

The letter should not exceed two pages plus a Biosketch for the Principal Investigator (NIH format, 4 page max, up to 15 publications, active/pending support). The letter should describe the proposal and goals of the Planning Grant in enough detail to assess the following:

  • Investigator-initiated multi-center clinical study targeting an external funding mechanism compatible with the scope of the research proposed (e.g. NIH, applicant must identify targeted funding agency)
  • Impact and importance of the clinical question being addressed in the multi-center clinical study
  • Experimental design of the multi-center clinical study, including biostatistical strategy and support and design of the Planning Grant activities proposed in support of the larger application
  • Maturity of the multi-center clinical study application that the Planning Grant would support (the application should be fairly well-developed so that targeted investment via the Planning Grant is likely to yield a competitive submission for external funding)
  • Environment (PI and collaborating study sites)
  • Experience of the PI and team of proposed collaborators
  • Feasibility of accomplishing proposed Planning Grant activities within the period of support

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