AVAS Resident Research Award

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​The Association of VA Surgeons is pleased to announce the AVAS Resident Research Scholarship.  This is a one-year award available to general surgical or surgical subspecialty residents with a faculty mentor who has at least a 3/8ths VA appointment.  Research proposals in clinical outcomes, health services research, education research, basic science or translational research will be considered.  The award is for $25,000 for one year.
Please click on the link below to download the full details of the application process.  The deadline for applications is to December 1, 2023 for the award starting July 1, 2024.

Note: The grant only allows for direct costs and a letter from your institution must be provided agreeing to this.

If you have any questions, please send an email to vasurgeons@gmail.com and to the Chair of the Research Committee, Dr. Jonathan Mitchem at MITCHEJ21@ccf.org.

Who is eligible?

General surgical or surgical subspecialty residents with a faculty mentor who has at least a 3/8ths VA appointment are eligible to apply.

When is the deadline?
​The application process will end on December 1, 2023.

Note: The award winner will be announced at the 2024 AVAS Annual Meeting.

Application Package

Please read the complete application instructions before completing this application

Application Instructions

The application will consist of one pdf file, assembled by the applicant, with the following items in order with each item starting on a new page:

  • Project summary (400 word limit) signed by the applicant
  • Research plan (5 page limit)
  • Bibliography
  • Facilities and resources (1 page limit)
  • Proposed budget (1 page limit)
  • NIH-style biosketch of applicant
  • NIH-style biosketch(es) for mentor(s)
  • Letter of support from primary mentor
  • Letters of support from any additional mentors (if any)
  • Letter of support from department chair
  • Dean/Fiscal Officer Approval Letter

Applicant Information

Research Proposal

Please submit your proposal and documentations below.

The applicant and mentor acknowledge that the award will be using just-in-time institutional assurances and that funding may be delayed if appropriate IACUC or IRB approvals are not obtained by the start of the award. *