Holding Pressure - Medical Student Conference Travel Scholarships

Travel/Research Scholarships for Medical Students


National Meetings:

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) and Vascular Annual Meeting

Date: 6/15-18, 2022 in Boston

Hosting organizations: Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), and VESS
Available scholarships for students

  • SVS General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Travel Scholarship
  • Includes: A financial award to be used toward the cost of travel expenses during the period of the Vascular Annual Meeting, Complimentary meeting registration. Opportunity to participate in a mock interview practice session
  • Application: Demographic information and Statement of interest in written or video form
  • Deadline: 3/9 4pm EST
  • Link


SVS Diversity Medical Student Travel Scholarship

  • Same deadline and process as above but for medical students who are part of minority group based on gender or ethnicity
  • Link


VESS Winter

Date: 2/23-26, 2023 in Whistler, Canada

Host: VESS

Available scholarships for students

  • 2022 VESS Next Generation Student Mentor Program
  • To introduce medical students from around the country to the dynamic specialty of vascular surgery.
  • To embrace the students and make them feel part of the fellowship atmosphere of the VESS annual meeting.
  • To provide opportunities for meaningful interaction between the students and vascular surgery residents, fellows, and young faculty in attendance.
  • The VESS will provide each student in attendance a $1,500 scholarship to defray the cost of travel to the meeting.
  • Deadline: to be determined, but applications will open this summer
  • Link  


VRIC (Vascular Research Initiative Conference)

Emphasizes the exchange of basic and translational vascular science 

Date: 5/11/2022 in Seattle

Host: SVS

Available scholarships for students

  • Vascular Research Initiatives Conference Trainee Award
  • Award of 1,000 dollars for any trainee from pre-medical students all the way to fellows to present their research at VRIC conference
  • Top-scoring abstracts submitted to the VRIC by trainees will be considered for the award.
  • Deadline: past but should be recurrent
  • Link



The Venous Symposium (Virtual)

Date: 4/21-4/23

Abstract submission open until 3/24

Available scholarship for students

  • Venous Symposium Physician-in-Training Scholarship
  • Tuition for the 2022 Venous Symposium Virtual on Thursday, April 21 – to Saturday, April 23, 2022
  • On-demand access to the educational program and exhibit hall for an entire year
  • Course materials and access to presentations online
  • Deadline: no specific deadline, but reviewed regularly
  • Link




Date: 2/23-26 in Orlando

Hosting Organization: American Venous Forum (AVF)


SCVS 49th Annual symposium

Date: 3/19-23 in Las Vegas

Host: Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS)




SVS Foundation Student Research Fellowship

Aimed to stimulate laboratory and clinical vascular research by undergraduate college students and medical school students registered at universities in the United States and Canada.

  • Includes: a $3,000 award and a two-year complimentary subscription to the Journal of Vascular Surgery.
  • Application:
  • Needs SVS member as sponsor, and a letter of support from the sponsor
  • Have a research plan and fill out a research plan instruction and form
  • Submit NIH style Biosketch and CV for both the student and sponsoring member
  • Deadline: February 14, 2022
  • Link 



Additional Resources


Getting Started Using the VQI for Research

Getting Started with Basic Science Research


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