2023 EVS Research Seed Grant

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.

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 for any indirect costs, ie. to support physician salaries, institutional overhead expenses, major equipment, or travel expenses.


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 perform and complete the research, such as a dedicated block of research/academic time.
  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, and has programmatic assurances that time is allotted to perform and complete the research, such as a dedicated block of research/academic time.

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.

The grant is non-renewable. Previous EVS Research Grant awardees will not be accepted.

The application deadline for 2023 is June 7, 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.


  • 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)


  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 or their 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

NIH forms available Here                                                   Biosketch forms available Here

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.

Awardees will be presented with a certificate from the EVS President during the 37th Annual Meeting of the EVS (September 7 - 9, 2023) in Washington, DC.
The one-year research period will begin as soon as funding is received by the institution.

Alan Dardik, MD, PhD

Adam Korayem, MD
Sunita Srivastava, MD
John Lantis, MD
William Beckerman, MD
Javairiah Fatima, MD
Andrea Lubitz, MD
Heepeel Chang, MD
Sikandar Khan, MD

Ulka Sachdev, MD

Questions can be directed to admin@easternvascular.org

Apply below. Good luck!

This form is currently closed for submissions.