2018 Traveling Fellowship

The Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society is accepting applications for the 2018 Traveling Fellowship. The deadline to submit your application and supporting documentation is Friday, March 2, 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, 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 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. 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 March 15, 2018.

REPORT TO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL: THE RECIPIENT’S AWARD-RELATED TRAVEL SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY JULY 31, 2018.
The recipient will prepare a written report should be prepared, 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, further the education of future vascular surgeons, or improve research capabilities. This report will be submitted to the MVSS Executive Council by July 31, 2018, and the award recipient will give a presentation of their traveling fellowship experience to the membership at the Society’s 2018 Annual Meeting, September 13-15, 2018 in St. Louis.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Will be presented to the recipient at the 2018 Annual Meeting in St. Louis.

For a copy of the application and Personal Statement Form, point to the links below.