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 Student Research Fellowship

Application Deadline: March 2

The Student Research Fellowship, established by the SVS® Foundation, stimulates laboratory and clinical vascular research by undergraduate college students and medical school students registered at universities in the United States and Canada. 

Each award consists of a US$3,000 student stipend and a two-year complimentary subscription to the Journal of Vascular Surgery®.


Time period - 
The award is designed for students to spend a meaningful period of time on a project either in a block of several months or spread out over a longer period of time, not to exceed 12 months. The minimum full-time commitment is two months.

Work site -
The awards are made to the institution (school, hospital, or research facility) where the student project will be conducted. The student must be enrolled in a university in Canada or the United States and sponsored by a SVS member. Students enrolled in combined MD/PhD programs may not submit a proposal for research that is a component of the degree process.

SVS Member Sponsor Responsibility -
The SVS member who sponsors the student is expected to supervise the research project during the scholarship period. All scholarships are awarded with the understanding that the sponsoring SVS member accepts full responsibility for the project and the completion of a final report at the conclusion of the project. This responsibility also includes assisting with the experimental design designated in the application. An individual SVS member may sponsor only one student application per year.  Residents and fellows may not sponsor a student.

Institution Responsibility -
The entire US$3,000 award must be used as a student stipend. The institution receiving the award on behalf of the student must agree to distribute the award to the student and submit an expenditure report to the Research and Education Committee when payment of the stipend has occurred.

Final Report  -

A report (1,000-1,500 words) by the student and the sponsoring SVS member must be submitted to the Research and Education Committee at the completion of the project and before any other approved funds for other students sponsored by the SVS member are released.

Application Process

The application deadline is March 2.

Decisions regarding the award are sent to applicants by May 1.The application form and materials must be submitted via the application submission site:

1. Complete the online application form, which includes:
  • Student name and contact information 
  • SVS member sponsor name and contact information
  • Institution Representative Name and contact information (where research is taking place and where award funds will be sent)
  • Project title
2. Upload the following PDF materials:  
  • Research plan and specific aims of proposed project, including specific role of student in the project and what student expects to gain from the project (not to exceed five pages, not including references)
  • Curriculum vitae of student 
  • Curriculum vitae or NIH Biosketch of SVS member sponsor
  • Letter of support from SVS member sponsor


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