Deadlines arrive by March 1, with some as early as this month, for a number of Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and SVS Foundation awards, grants and scholarships.
Feb. 1, 2023: Excellence in Community Practice Award, bestowed on members who have exhibited outstanding leadership within their communities as practicing vascular surgeons.
March 1, 2023: The Lifetime Achievement Award and the Medal for Innovation in Vascular Surgery. The first is SVS’ highest honor, recognizing an individual’s outstanding and sustained contributions to the profession and the SVS, alongside his or her exemplary professional practice and leadership. Jonathan Towne, MD, received the award in 2022. The Medal for Innovation—awarded intermittently—honors individuals whose contributions have had a transformative impact on the science or practice of vascular surgery. The most recent honoree is Robert Kistner, MD, who received the accolade in 2019. Visit vascular.org/Awards for information on SVS awards.
SVS Foundation Awards
Feb. 1, 2023: Student Research Fellowship, intended to stimulate laboratory and clinical vascular research by undergraduate and medical school students attending universities in the United States and Canada.
March 1, 2023: Clinical Research Seed Grant, to encourage interest in the development of clinical investigators among SVS members, particularly junior ones; the grant provides direct support for pilot clinical projects that can develop into larger studies funded by industry or government sources. The investigators are expected to conduct patient-oriented research, interacting directly with human subjects.