Early Career Research Grants | SCAI

Early Career Research Grants

While cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality in the US have risen, funding for clinical research has remained relatively stagnant. As a result, early career cardiovascular interventionalists interested in research have found it increasingly difficult to fund their work. 

SCAI's Early Career Research Grants fund one year of research to support the career development of the next generation of academic interventional cardiologists. 

The Following Research Grants

Are Being Offered in 2024


Applications for SCAI Early Career Research Grants 2024 have closed, and successful candidates have been notified of their awards.

If you have an outstanding question about your application, please email ResearchGrants@SCAI.ORG

$70,000 - SCAI/Edwards early career research grant

Research on one of the following areas related to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR):

  • Disparities in treatment (e.g., by gender, race, ethnicity, age) and potential solutions.
  • Factors contributing to the underdiagnosis of aortic stenosis and potential solutions to address them. 
  • Recent treatment and outcome trends per national or international registry data, administrative data, clinical trial data or institutional databases and how to leverage these to inform best clinical practices.  
$65,000 - SCAI/Medtronic early careerresearch grant

Research on one of the following areas: 

  • ST- and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI and NSTEMI): Treatment of non-culprit lesions and associated outcomes.
  • Coronary bifurcation lesions:
    • Imaging techniques and associated outcomes (e.g., IVUS, OCT, FFR), or
    • Stenting techniques and associated outcomes (e.g., provisional vs. two-stent, DK crush).
  • In-stent restenosis (ISR): Predictors, prevalence, treatment and associated outcomes.
$50,000 SCAI/Shockwave Medical Early Career Research Grant

Research on one or more of the following areas: 

  • Disparities in the treatment of calcified lesions (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, age).
  • Recent treatment and outcome trends in coronary calcium modification.

Please review previously funded early career research to avoid submitting overlapping research.



These research awards are supported by unrestricted educational grants from Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic, and Shockwave Medical. 

No in-kind commercial support was received.