SVSF programs and awards

Initiatives and Awards

Explore how the SVS Foundation is driving innovation through grants and awards and making a difference through our programming.

Grants and Awards

Each year, the SVS Foundation supports a generous portfolio of grants and awards to spur innovation and quality in the ever evolving field of vascular surgery.  From opportunities for students to celebrations of robust careers, the SVS Foundation's awards and grants are an excellent opportunity to make your mark. 


Established in memory of Dr. Alec Clowes, an internationally recognized vascular surgeon-scientist whose work had a profound impact on the specialty, the Society for Vascular Surgery and the SVS Foundation.

Alexander W. Clowes Distinguished Lecture

The Vascular Care for the Underserved program will provide outreach, screening and other resources to those impacted by lack of access, inadequate resources and/or distance from modern healthcare facilities.

Vascular Care for the Underserved™

The SVS Foundation Disaster Relief Fund supports programs that provide short-term emergency assistance and longer-term aid for vascular surgery practices and vascular patients in disaster-devastated communities.

Disaster Relief Fund