The AVAS Foundation is offering a one year resident research scholarship with the option for competitive renewal for a second year. Applicants must be a member of general surgery or surgical subspecialty residency program and have at least one faculty mentor who has a 5/8ths or greater VA appointment.
Award Period: July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
The applicant must have completed at least two years within an accredited surgical training program in the United States at the time the scholarship is awarded July 1, 2019, and should not complete formal residency training prior to June 30, 2020.
The scholarship is $25,000 per year. The funds may be used for salary or stipend, research materials, and travel related to the research project. Indirect costs are not paid to the recipient, to the recipient’s institution, or to the faculty member’s VA.
The awardee is expected to attend the Association of VA Surgeons Annual meeting in 2021 to present a report on the research as part of the Scientific Forum. A written progress report including a budget report is due to the Chair of the AVAS Research Committee by July 1, 2020.
The primary faculty mentor must be a member of the Association of VA Surgeons with at least 5/8ths VA appointment, although the research project is not required to take place at the VA.
Approval of the application is required from the administration (dean or fiscal officer) of the applicant’s institution. Supporting letters from the Chair of the department of surgery (or surgical subspecialty) and from the VA faculty mentor supervising the research are required as part of the application package.
The due date for receipt of the completed application package is December 8, 2018.