The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has announced a program that will provide supplemental funding to individuals who receive a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08), a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), or a Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01).
This award is directed at surgeon-scientists working 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 will help to facilitate the career development of individuals pursuing careers in surgical research by enhancing salary support over and above that offered by the K08/K23/K01 mechanism. Awardees must be members in good standing of both the College and the SVS.
Applications are accepted by the remaining 2019 NIH K-Series deadlines—June 12 and October 12. Applicants must submit a copy of the completed NIH application to the SVS grant administrator, who will provide the application to the College. Applicants must advise the SVS Foundation grant administrator of the NIH’s decision regarding their application.
For details, contact the SVS Foundation grant administrator at SVSFoundation@vascularsociety.org.