The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has developed a program that provides supplemental funding to individuals who receive a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) or a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23).
The award is directed at surgeon-scientists who are in the early stages of their research careers. The award requires cosponsorship with the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Foundation of a three-, four-, or five-year period of supervised research experience that may integrate didactic studies with laboratory or clinically based research. This award program is designed to help facilitate the career development of individuals pursuing careers in surgical research by enhancing salary support over and above that offered through the K08/K23 mechanism. Awardees must be members in good standing of both the College and the Society for Vascular Surgery.
Applications are due on June 12, 2018, or October 12, 2018—the same as the NIH application deadlines. Applicants must submit a copy of the completed NIH application to the SVS grant administrator, who will provide the application to the ACS. Applicants must advise the SVS Foundation grant administrator of the NIH’s decision regarding their application. For further details, contact the SVS Foundation grant administrator at SVSFoundation@vascularsociety.org.