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. 

Applications for SCAI's Early Career Research Grants 2022 Have Closed

 


 

At SCAI, we know that contributions from our members change the face of practice in interventional cardiology, but how difficult it can be for you to access funding to support research projects early in your professional development. Therefore, we are committed to helping interventional cardiology across the breadth of the specialty and you across the arc of your career.

SCAI's Early Career Research Grants are an opportunity for the next generation of academic interventional cardiologists to secure funding for their research projects and gain recognition to assist with launching research careers. 

As the CVD morbidity and mortality in the US continue to rise, federal funding dedicated to CVD research has remained relatively stagnant.

90%

cardiologists report insufficient funding

$0.35b

increased funding between 2014 and 2018

SCAI/Abbott Early Career Research Grant, $50,000

Proposed research must have relevance to one or more of the following areas related to personalizing or tailoring the vascular patient care journey:

  • Intravascular imaging with OCT as a diagnostic or as a tool to guide & optimize endovascular or percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Epicardial or microvascular coronary physiology assessments, for example in management of patients with INOCA

Applications closed

SCAI/Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Early Career Research Grant, $50,000

Research relevant to one or more of the following areas related to coronary/peripheral calcium modification:

  • Investigation of diagnostic imaging or screening protocols to identify vessel calcification prior to angiogram
  • OCT/IVUS analysis quantifying prevalence of concentric, eccentric, and nodular calcium morphologies

Or one or more of the following areas related to CLI

  • Disparities in treatment*
  • Recent treatment and outcome trends**

Applications closed

SCAI/Medtronic Early Career Research Grant, $70,000

One award will be granted to support a one-year of research focusing in the following areas: 

  • ST- and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI and NSTEMI)
  • Coronary Bifurcation Lesions
  • In-stent Restinosis (ISR)

Applications closed

SCAI/Shockwave Medical Early Career Research Grant, $50,000

One award will be granted to support a one-year research project focusing on one of the following areas: 

  • Disparities in the treatment of calcified lesions*
  • Recent treatment and outcome trends in coronary calcium modification (per NCDR)

Applications closed

*For example, by gender, race, ethnicity, or age

**Per national and international vascular registry data, administrative data, clinical trial data, and institutional databases.

Questions?

Email: researchgrants@scai.org

Phone: 800-992-7224