2019 Traveling Fellowship

The Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society is accepting applications for the 2019 Traveling Fellowship. The deadline to submit your application and supporting documentation is Friday, December 14, 2018.

The purpose of this Fellowship is to provide the recipient with the opportunity to travel to another institution or practice in the Continental U.S. to observe a unique program of interest to the recipient. The overall aims of the Scholarship are to improve the delivery of quality care to patients with vascular disease on a larger scale, to develop unique educational or treatment programs, and to cultivate collaborative research opportunities.

The Scholarship is in the amount of $2,000 to be used toward the cost of travel, housing and food.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

o Active MVSS members in good standing (other MVSS Membership categories are not eligible).
o Both community and academic vascular surgeons are encouraged to apply.
o Applicants should have an interest in changing or supplementing their current practice with one or more of the purposes listed above.
(Officers of the Society are not eligible for the award. Councilors and Committee Members may apply. Additionally, previous Traveling Fellowship recipients are ineligible for the award.)

REVIEW AND AWARD PROCESS

Completed applications will undergo blinded review by the MVSS Executive Council. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate originality, define attainable goals, provide evidence of strong support from the host institution, and offer the greatest benefit to those suffering from vascular disease. The Executive Council reserves the right not to award the Traveling Fellowship if submissions are not in line with the guidelines. Previous Traveling Fellowship recipients will be ineligible for future awards, but prior applicants are encouraged to re-apply. The Fellowship recipient will be notified by January 15, 2019.

REPORT TO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL: THE RECIPIENT’S AWARD-RELATED TRAVEL SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 30, 2019

The recipient will prepare a written report, describing the activities provided for by the fellowship award and detailing how the recipient will use the acquired information to improve the care of vascular patients on a larger scale, further the education of future vascular surgeons, or improve research capabilities. This report will be submitted to the MVSS Executive Council by June 30, 2019, and the award recipient will give a presentation of their traveling fellowship experience to the membership at the Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Chicago, September 12-14.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Will be presented to the recipient at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Please use the Application and Personal Statement Forms that are found below.

The application is in a PDF version.  When opened with Adobe Acrobat it may be filled-in and saved.

Please contact our Administrative Offices with any questions or if you require assistance.