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

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

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.

Women's Leadership Training Grant

The SVS Women’s Leadership Committee periodically awards a women’s leadership training grant for female vascular surgeons. 

International Scholars Program

Provides scholarships to qualified young vascular surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada. 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

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 course takes place June 4-10, 2017. The award of $8,000, 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.

SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship

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

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

Sponsored by the SVS Leadership Development Committee and the SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee, SVS annually offers Diversity Medical Student Travel Scholarships 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. SVS will provide 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.

PCORI Application Seed Grant​

Directed to SVS members developing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant applications. The grant is designed to support and optimize an SVS member application for a PCORI grant, especially in both PCORI and SVS Clinical Research Priority Areas.

SVS Foundation Awards and Scholarships

SVS Foundation Co-Sponsored Vascular Cures Wylie Scholar Program​

SVS Foundation and Vascular Cures co-sponsor the annual Wylie Scholar Award, a three-year, $150,000 grant awarded to a promising vascular surgeon-scientist in North America. The Wylie Scholar Program supports outstanding surgeon-scientists conducting innovative academic research at the early stage of their careers.

Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)

The Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) is jointly sponsored by the SVS Foundation, American College of Surgeons and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The award provides support of didactic study and mentored research for individuals with clinical doctoral degrees in the fields of biomedical or behavioral research, including translational research.  

Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) 

The Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) is jointly sponsored by the SVS Foundation and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The award is intended to support the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on patient-oriented research. 

Multicenter Clinical Studies Planning Grant 

The Multicenter Clinical Studies Planning Grant is directed to SVS members developing grant applications for high-impact multicenter clinical studies in the treatment and/or prevention of vascular diseases. The purpose of the Planning Grant is to help investigators create competitive applications for external funding (e.g. NIH) of full-scale multicenter clinical studies.  Funding is intended to support the development of key preliminary data and study resources.

E.J. Wylie Traveling Fellowship 

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

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

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 Prize 

The Resident Research Prize 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 

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​​ 

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 Heart Association/Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology

American Venous Forum

Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery

Eastern Vascular Society

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

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

National Institutes of Health

National Kidney Foundation

New England Society for Vascular Surgery

Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society

Society for Vascular Medicine

Society for Vascular Ultrasound

Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

Stanford University Biodesign Program

Vascular Disease Foundation

  • The Julius H. Jacobson II, MD Award for Physician Excellence