2022 EVS Research Seed Grant

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this grant is to support early and mid-career investigators who are interested in conducting clinical, basic, and translational studies. Clinical research projects can include but are not limited to quality-improvement projects, patient-reported outcomes, health policy research, or health economics. Translational research can be conducted with human subjects, disease state models, or on the material of human origins such as tissues, specimens, and cognitive phenomena for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects. Basic science research which utilizes animal models relevant to human disease is also encouraged.

Applications must include a public health impact section that reflects the significance and applicability of the proposed research plan to the care and management of vascular patients. This can include improved diagnostics, care management plans, novel therapeutic design, etc.

FUNDING:
Up to $25,000 will be awarded for direct costs (to the applicant's institution/department) for a one-year period. Costs for laboratory assays, imaging studies (as appropriate), data collection, and statistical support are allowable. Funds may not be used to support physician salaries, institutional overhead expenses, major equipment, or travel expenses.

ELIGIBILITY:

The Principal Investigator for the Research Seed Grant can be

  1. an EVS Active Member. Those within the first five years of practice without prior significant research funding for whom the grant is likely to make a substantial impact for future funding will be prioritized
  2. a fellow or senior integrated resident in the EVS region, who is a Candidate Member, and has an EVS Active Member serving as a mentor, and has programmatic assurances that time is allotted to complete the research
  3. Surgical Resident in the EVS region, who is aiming to apply to a Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship and has an EVS Active Member serving as a mentor.

The Principal Investigator may submit only one application for the Research Seed Grant.
New investigators with minimal existing funding will be prioritized.
Applicants must be full-time affiliated with an accredited program within the Eastern United States and Canada.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
The application deadline for 2022 is July 31, 11:59 pm EST.
Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the EVS Research Committee and EVS President.

An online application form must be completed in full and supplemental materials must be
uploaded via the online application submission site. Applications may be rejected if
formatting requirements are not followed or the application is incomplete.

THE APPLICATION FORM INCLUDES:

  • Principal Investigator (PI) name and contact information
  • Mentor (must be an EVS active member) name and contact information
  • Descriptive project title
  • Project IRB Status (Approved or In Process)
  • Institution Representative name and contact information (where research is taking
    place and where award funds will be sent)

REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS:

  1. Abstract/Summary/Specific Aim - Not to exceed 500 words
  2. Public Health Relevance Statement - Not to exceed 250 words
  3. Environment: Facilities and Other Resources Statement - Not to exceed 2 pages
  4. NIH Biographical Sketch (for all investigators)
  5. a) Research Budget + b) Justification Statement - Not to exceed 1 page
  6. Research Plan - Significance, innovation, and research strategy (includes tables, graphs,
    figures, diagrams, charts) - Not to exceed 5 pages
  7. Bibliography - Not to exceed 1 page
  8. Letters of Support - If PI is an EVS Candidate Member, the application should include a letter of support from the EVS Active Member serving as a mentor and Program Director. If the project includes co-investigators, significant collaborators, or consultants, the application should include letter(s) of support from these individuals and should include that residents/trainees have protected time to do the work

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS:
At the completion of the study, or by the end of the one-year award period, the awardee must submit an updated report to the EVS Research Committee. The report should include the following information:

  • A brief summary of the outcome of the project (i.e. accomplishments, patients enrolled, how results related to original goals), the lessons learned, and the value of the seed grant and how it impacted your career
  • A list of publications related to the seed grant proposal
  • A list of subsequent external funding (with funding source and total dollars)
  • The awardees are required to submit abstracts of their research work to the Eastern Vascular Society Annual meetings for consideration for presentation and future publications.

AWARDS:
Awardees will be presented with a certificate from the EVS President during the 36th Annual Meeting of the EVS (September 29 - October 1, 2022) in Philadelphia, PA.
The one-year research period will begin as soon as funding is received by the institution.

2022 RESEARCH COMMITTEE:
Chair
Ulka Sachdev, MD

Members
William Beckerman, MD
Sira Duson, MD
Kakra Hughes, MD
Sikandar Khan, MD
Adam Korayem, MD
John Lantis, MD
Bao-Ngoc Nguyen, MD
Areck Ucuzian, MD

Ex-officio
Michael Stoner, MD

Questions can be directed to admin@easternvascular.org

Apply below. Good luck!

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Section 1 - PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR INFORMATION

Do you agree to the terms as stated? *
Principal Investigator's Institution Mailing Address *
Principal Investigator's Institution Mailing Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Principal Investigator's Home Mailing Address *
Principal Investigator's Home Mailing Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Will Principal Investigator be present at the 2021 EVS Annual Meeting? *
Are you a member of the Eastern Vascular Society? *
If Resident or Fellow, please complete. If Junior Faculty, please type N/A
Type of Applicant: *

SECTION 2 - PROJECT DETAILS

Please select a Type of Study
Where will the study be conducted?
Is this Project being submitted to other institutions or agencies? *
If answered 'Yes' , is it a Federal Agency? *
a) Total Federal Funds Requested
b) Total Non-Federal Funds Requested
c) Estimated Project Income (any/all sources)
Are human subjects involved?
If 'Yes' to human subjects - is the Project Exempt from Federal Regulations?
If 'Yes', check appropriate exemption number
Are vertebrate animals used?
If Yes to vertebrate animals, is the IACUC review pending?
Is proprietary/privileged information included in the application?
Does this project involve activities outside the United States or partnership with international collaborators?

SECTION 3 - DOCUMENT SUBMISSION

Please review the list of required documents carefully. REQUIRED ATTACHMENT - Please combine into one document and upload using the link below:
1) Abstract/Summary/Specific Aim - Not to exceed 500 words
2) Public Health Relevance Statement - Not to exceed 250 words
3) Environment: Facilities and Other Resources Statement - Not to exceed 2 pages
4) NIH Biographical Sketch (for all investigators)
5) a) Research Budget + b) Justification Statement - Not to exceed 1 page
6) Research Plan - Significance, innovation and research strategy (includes tables, graphs, figures, diagrams, charts) - Not to exceed 5 pages
7) Bibliography - Not to exceed 1 page
8) Letters of Support - If PI is an EVS Candidate Member, the application should include a letter of support from the EVS Active Member serving as a mentor and Program Director. If the project includes co-investigators, significant collaborators, or consultants, the application should include letter(s) of support from these individuals.
Maximum upload size: 26.21MB
Do you confirm this is a Clinical Research Project? *