Application Deadline: March 2, 2015
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®.
In addition, award recipients will be eligible for a travel
scholarship to attend the 2015 Vascular Annual Meeting in Chicago, June
17-20, 2015. During the meeting, recipients will participate in
educational programming designed exclusively for students and residents
and attend a research-focused luncheon program to discuss their research
project with leaders in the field.
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
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.
The application deadline is March 2, 2015.
Decisions regarding the award are sent to applicants by May
1.The application form and
materials must be submitted via the application submission site
the online application form, which includes:
name and contact information
member sponsor name and contact information
Representative Name and contact information (where research is taking
place and where award funds will be sent)
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
- Curriculum vitae or NIH Biosketch of SVS member sponsor
Letter of support
from SVS member sponsor
For questions, email SVSFoundation@vascularsociety.org
or telephone 800-258-7188.