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 Student Research Fellowship

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. The student must be sponsored by an Active Member of SVS.

SVS Member Sponsor Responsibility: The SVS Active 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.

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 Information

Application materials must be submitted via email to the SVS Foundation Research and Education Committee ( Materials may be sent in separate emails to SVS Foundation. All applicants receive a confirmation email that their materials have been received. Decisions regarding the award are sent to applicants in May.

Note: Students enrolled in combined MD/PhD programs may not submit a proposal for research that is a component of the degree process.

Application Materials

  1. ​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)
  2. Curriculum vitae of applicant.
  3. Curriculum vitae of SVS active member sponsor.
  4. Commitment letter from SVS active member sponsor.
  5. Commitment letter from institution (Include a contact name and email; indicate project is approved by institution and agree to distribute the $3000 award to student as a stipend)
​For information, email:; telephone: 800-258-7188; fax: 312-334-2320.

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