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 Resident Research Prize

Application Deadline: To be announced.

(Deadline for Vascular Annual Meeting Abstract Submissions)

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. The Research and Education Committee selects one recipient for the Resident Research Prize each year.

The Resident Research Prize consists of a $5,000 award and a one-year complimentary subscription to the Journal of Vascular Surgery. The prize-winning work is presented at the Vascular Annual Meeting and is considered for publication in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Decisions regarding the Resident Research Prize are mailed to the recipient by the end of March.

Eligibility for Selection

  • The resident must be enrolled in a training program in the United States or Canada where the research is taking place. 
  • A member of the SVS must be a senior collaborator and must assume responsibility for the research. 
  • The research must be an original, scientifically-sound, hypothesis-driven exploration. It is expected that the majority of the research will have been performed by the resident. Priority is given to studies which elucidate the pathophysiology of vascular disease or explore novel therapeutic possibilities based on mechanisms of disease. 
  • The research must not have been previously presented, published, or submitted for publication. It may simultaneously be submitted for consideration for presentation at the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC).

Application Procedure

An abstract and a complete manuscript must be submitted electronically via the Vascular An​nual Meeting submission website. The manuscript submission must comply with the Instructions for Authors for the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

In addition, a letter from the SVS sponsoring member must be submitted to the Research and Education Committee via This letter should describe the SVS sponsoring member's role in the project and the resident's status in the training program where the research is taking place.

Vascular Annual Meeting and Vascular Research Initiatives Conference

Only the Resident Research Prize winner is asked to present their findings at the VAM. Presentation of basic research in vascular disease and surgery is the focus of the VRIC. In order to be considered for presentation at VRIC, residents are directed to simultaneously submit their research abstract to the VRIC program committee. 

For information, email; telephone: 800-258-7188; fax: 312-334-2320.

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