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 Vascular Research Initiatives Conference Trainee Travel Scholarship


Application Deadline: January 25, 2016

SVS Foundation supports travel scholarships for trainees to attend the annual Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC). Top-scoring abstracts submitted to the VRIC by trainees will be considered for the award. The travel scholarship consists of complimentary registration to the VRIC and the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) meeting and a $1,000 award for conference travel.

The VRIC, presented by Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), is a one-day session preceding the ATVB meeting, uniquely designed to foster interaction among top scientists of diverse disciplines who are investigating peripheral vascular disease and its treatments. VRIC is also dedicated to stimulating and encouraging interest in research among trainees who are aspiring academic vascular surgeons. The meeting's exclusive and intimate atmosphere allows for the free exchange of ideas and development of collaborative projects equally among senior and junior investigators. 


Currently enrolled as:
  • Medical Student; or
  • General Surgery Resident; or
  • Vascular Resident or Vascular Fellow

Application Process and Deadline

Applicants must submit an abstract for the VRIC through this website. The top-scoring abstracts submitted to the VRIC by trainees will be considered for the award.  

Award Process

Abstracts submitted to the VRIC are scored by the SVS Research and Education Committee to the committee roster on VWeb).  Applicants will be notified of the Committee decision by March.  The scholarship consists of complimentary registration to both VRIC and ATVB and a $1,000 award for conference travel.  The $1,000 award will be paid to your institution within two weeks following the VRIC/ATVB.  Your institution will be responsible for reimbursing you for your travel expenses from the $1000 scholarship funds. 


For questions, email or telephone 800-258-7188.

Posted January 2016

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