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AVF Basic Science Research Grant

The 2025 AVF Basic Science Research Grant will provide a 1 year, $15,000 grant for an original research project in venous disease addressing one or more of the following:

  • Venous or lymphatic physiology
  • Venous or lymphatic pathologies, including but not limited to thrombosis, valvular dysfunction, ulceration.

The submitted research project must also address the following:

  • A statement on how this research will assist in a larger grant proposal
  • Career development goals of the applicant

This opportunity is open to:

  • Residents or Fellows
  • Faculty with 10 years of appointment

Either the applicant or their mentor must be an AVF Member at the time of submission. The awardee is expected to join the AVF and maintain their membership for the duration of the grant period.
The grant will provide funding for direct research-related costs and travel expenses to attend the annual AVF meeting to accept the award and provide annual progress reports on the study. The awardee will be required to provide a progress update and budget report every 6 months. The grant award WILL NOT pay for indirect costs to the researcher’s university or facility.

The American Venous Forum is committed to providing a culturally diverse educational environment and equal opportunities for all members. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

Eligibility for the AVF Basic Science Research Grant
  • Either the applicant or their mentor must be an AVF Member at the time of submission. The awardee is expected to join the AVF and maintain their membership for the duration of the grant period.
  • A no-cost extension will be permitted to allow for variability in research progression on a case-by-case basis only, upon written request by the applicant, and will require approval from the Research Committee, Research Council Chair, and Board of Directors.
  • All residents and fellows are required to include a letter from the Program Director confirming a minimum of 6 month commitment to the project and enough time dedicated to research during this period.
  • The applicant must attest, in their cover letter, that they are not currently excluded by the Office of the Inspector General from participation in Medicare, Medicaid, or other Federal health care programs.
  • The awardee’s institution must provide a signed W-9 prior to the initial disbursement. Subsequent requests for disbursement must be accompanied by a formal letter of request for funding, an itemized invoice correlating to the originally submitted budget, and an update on the status of the research project. The Research Committee will review these requests prior to approving the disbursement.
  • The awardee is required to attend the AVF Annual Meeting to receive the award as well as the subsequent Annual Meeting to provide a report on the project. This requirement is mandatory.

Applicants must submit the following in PDF format via the online submission process:

Application Process for the AVF Basic Science Research Grant
  • The proposal must be limited to two pages, excluding references. It must contain the required following components: Investigative team, Abstract, Specific Aims, Budget.
  • Supporting material must include
    • Applicant’s proposal
    • Cover letter including applicant’s career development goals and statement on future directions of research (1 page)
    • The applicant’s CV
    • The mentor’s CV
    • A letter of support from the sponsor (mentor) of the project including verification of resources available to support the project
  • If neither the applicant nor their mentor is an AVF member, the applicant must submit an application for membership prior to submitting their grant application
  • Submission deadline: September 1, 2024
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 1-855-VENOUS1 (1-855-836-6871).
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