Early Career Interventional Cardiologists face significant competing demands which can deter sustained research engagement. 

We understand how difficult it can be to access funding to support research early in your career. We know that contributions to research from our members change the face of practice in interventional cardiology. SCAI is committed to supporting Interventional Cardiology across the breadth of the specialty and you across the arc of your career.

You can now apply for one of three SCAI Early Career Research Grants for a research project and gain recognition that will launch your research career!

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/Medtronic Early Career Research Grant—$70,000

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

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

 

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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 (e.g. gender, race/gender, age)
  • Recent treatment and outcome trends in coronary calcium modification (per NCDR)
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SCAI/Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Early Career Research Grant—$50,000

Proposed research must have relevance 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.

Proposed research must have relevance to one or more of the following areas related to CLI:

  • Disparities in the treatment CLI (e.g. gender, race/ethnicity, age)
  • Recent treatment and outcome trends in CLI (per national and international vascular registry data, administrative data, clinical trial data, and institutional databases)