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Deadline for Seed Grant applications falls March 1

Applications for the SVS Foundation’s Clinical Research Seed Grant program are due March 1.

This program is designed to spur interest and development of clinical investigators among SVS members, particularly junior members with limited prior experience as principal investigators. 

The grant provides direct support for pilot projects with the potential to become larger studies funded from either industry or government sources. 

One awardee will be selected in the spring and will receive a $25,000 grant for direct costs for one year. 

Clinical Research Seed Grant Challenge: A second recipient will be selected for the Clinical Research Seed Grant Challenge during the Vascular Annual Meeting. 

This is the second annual competition. In 2019, Efthymios (Makis) Avgerinos, MD, was declared the winner in the 90-minute challenge. Though stressful, it was rewarding, he said.

The competition sharpened everyone’s focus and prompted them to delve deeper into their research and eventually improve it, said Avgerinos. “I got some wonderful ideas on how to improve my project and how to move on to a bigger grant down the road.”

For more information, visit vsweb.org/ClinicalResearchSeedGrant.