The Vascular Laboratory Research Grant

2024 Grant Opportunity has Closed

The SVU Foundation is committed to advancing the field of vascular ultrasound through the development of the next generation of leading vascular technologists and surgeon-scientists.  The purpose of the SVU Foundation Vascular Laboratory Research Grant is to enable the recipient(s) to devote a significant amount of his or her total effort towards fundamental vascular lab research conducted over the period of one year, which may serve as the basis for further external funding from national health agencies.

To that end, the SVU Foundation sponsors the Vascular Laboratory Research Grant, a $5,000 award given to SVU members support research focused on vascular diagnostic testing.  A maximum of three grants are awarded to SVU members annually.  Award recipients must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a current active member of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound.
  • Be in a career pertaining to vascular ultrasound, a student studying vascular sonography, a medical student, or a physician in training (resident or fellow).
  • Agree to present findings of the research at the Society for Vascular Ultrasound Annual Conference for which the presenter will receive a complementary registration.
  • Agree to submit findings of the research for consideration for publication in the Journal for Vascular Ultrasound. Findings are to be presented by the end of the calendar year of the award.

Grant funds are a one-time grant to be used for materials, supplies or salaries, or towards travel to present at the SVU Annual Conference.

Funds may not be used for institutional indirect costs.

To be considered for the Vascular Laboratory Research Grant, a candidate must submit the following:

  • Research proposal adhering to the guidelines listed below.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor, supervisor, division chief or department chair.
  • Curriculum vitae of the primary investigator.
  • Supporting documents including Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval letter, if applicable.

Research Proposal

The research proposal should be no more than 5 pages, not including references. The proposal should be typed, double-spaced using 12-point font with one inch margins.

SVU can offer mentoring services upon request for the preparation of the grant proposal or study design.