SOOVC Research Seed Grant

Grant Information

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Section on Outpatient & Office Vascular Care (SOOVC) Research Seed Grant’s goal is to provide vascular surgeons with funds for research for actionable insights, quality improvement, and patient care. This grant supports research in the OBL or ASC practice.

Three recipients will be selected, to each receive one $10,000.00 grant. This grant is renewable for a second year, based upon first-year outcomes.  A progress report will be required and the OBL Research Work Group will review the project results.

The grant will be distributed over the course of four quarters and grantees will be required to present updates about their research once per quarter, to the OBL Research Work Group.  

This grant is separate from the SOOVC Presentation Award. Applicants can apply for both the Grant and subsequently the Presentation Award after the research is complete.


The physician applicant responsible for the grant must be an SVS Active or Candidate Member practicing in an OBL or ASC setting. Trainees, fellows and residents are eligible.

SOOVC is invested in a process that assures diversity, equity and inclusion for this award and scholarship opportunities. We encourage enthusiastic, eligible applicants from all aspects of gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity to apply.

Application Process: The 2024 application period has closed.

  • Complete an application and submit it. 

  • Submit an abstract of the proposed research. 

    • The abstract is limited to 500 words

Criteria and Review Process

Applications will be reviewed by the OBL Research Work Group.

The criteria on which funding decisions will be provided include:

  • How the research will positively impact care and/or procedures provided in the OBL or ASC
  • Why the research is necessary
  • Will the research benefit patients, physicians, payors, and the healthcare system at large
  • Examples of possible topics include not only procedure-based outcomes but also new innovations such as drug-eluting technology, insurance authorizations, enhanced recovery pathways, nursing care, education, training, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the role of advanced practice providers and patient safety.

Priority will be given to projects that will serve communities with the greatest health disparities and those projects that include community partnerships.

Significance and innovative nature of the proposed project to positively impact vascular health, awareness, and prevention.

Presentation of Award

Recipients will present their findings at the SOOVC session during the Vascular Annual Meeting. Awardees will receive an award certificate.

SOOVC may include information about the grant in promotional materials.

Past Recipients


Michael Curi, MD
Michael G. Molnar, MD
Heather Waldrop, MD, & Christina Cui, MD

The funding for the SOOVC Research Seed Grant was provided by Boston Scientific.