AVF-JOBST Clinical Research Grant:
The American Venous Forum (AVF) and the American Venous Forum Foundation (AVFF) seek to advance knowledge, excellence, and innovation in venous and lymphatic health through education, research, and public advocacy. In 1995, the AVF, in collaboration with JOBST, initiated the JOBST Research Grant in Venous and Lymphatic Diseases. For more than 26 years, the research developed by grant recipients has helped advance the understanding and treatment of venous and lymphatic diseases.
The 2022 AVF-JOBST Clinical Research grant will award $85,000 over a period of two years for an original, clinical research project in venous diseases, lymphatic diseases, or lipedema with an emphasis on:
- Prevention of disease and its progression
- Diagnosis of disease
- The science of management of the above conditions, especially with compression therapy.
The grant is open to residents and fellows in a training program located in the United States and physicians who have completed their training within the past ten (10) years, have not previously received this award and are currently based in the United States.
The applicant or their mentor must be an AVF Member at the time of submission. The awardee is expected to join the AVF and maintain their membership for the duration of the grant period.
The goal of the award is to enhance and further the career opportunities of young physician scientists as well as to develop novel clinical research outcomes to add to the knowledge, prevention, diagnosis and management of venous and lymphatic diseases. Applications addressing “high impact” areas as well as applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in venous and lymphatic diseases will be given strong consideration.
AVF-JOBST Grant History:
Mr. Conrad Jobst dedicated his life and expertise to the development of gradient compression garments to better relieve the symptoms of venous disease. Born in Germany, Conrad was both a mechanical engineer and inventor. Mr. Jobst suffered from venous insufficiency that prompted his development of an original line of elastic “stockings” that has now evolved into an extensive portfolio of advanced wound care and compression therapy products for the treatment of venous and lymphatic diseases.
In 1950, Conrad Jobst founded JOBST in Toledo, Ohio. In 1957, after Conrad’s death, his wife Caroline Jobst successfully grew the business. In the 1980’s, Caroline played an influential role in the early years of the American Venous Forum. In 1995, in association with the American Venous Forum, JOBST initiated the AVF-JOBST Grant in Venous and Lymphatic Diseases to further Conrad’s and Caroline’s legacy of innovation.
AVF-JOBST Clinical Research Grant Funding
The AVF-JOBST Clinical Research Grant will be funded and administered by the AVF Foundation. The Grant will provide $85,000 over two years to a project chosen through a competitive and confidential peer-reviewed selection process. The grant will provide funding for direct research-related costs and travel expenses to attend the annual AVF meeting to accept the award and provide annual progress reports on the study. The awardee will be required to provide a progress update and budget report every 6 months. The grant award WILL NOT pay for indirect costs to the researcher’s university or facility.
Eligibility for the AVF-JOBST Clinical Research Grant
- The AVF-JOBST Clinical Research Grant will be awarded to an original, clinical research project in venous diseases, lymphatic diseases, or lipedema with an emphasis on: prevention of disease and its progression, diagnosis of disease, or the science of management of the above conditions, especially with compression therapy.
- Applicants must be a resident or fellow in a training program located in the United States or a physician who has completed their training within the past ten (10) years, have not previously received this award and are currently based in the United States.
- Either the applicant or their mentor must be an AVF Member at the time of submission. The awardee is expected to join the AVF and maintain their membership for the duration of the grant period.
- The applicant’s mentor and institution must also be located in the United States.
- A no-cost extension will be permitted to allow for variability in research progression on a case-by-case basis only, upon written request by the applicant, and will require approval from the Research Committee, Research Council Chair, and Board of Directors.
- All residents and fellows are required to include a letter from the Program Director confirming a two-year commitment to the project and enough time dedicated to research during this period.
- The applicant must attest, in their cover letter, that they are not currently excluded by the Office of the Inspector General from participation in Medicare, Medicaid, or other Federal health care programs.
- The awardee’s institution must provide a signed W-9 prior to the initial disbursement. Subsequent requests for disbursement must be accompanied by a formal letter of request for funding, an itemized invoice correlating to the originally submitted budget, and an update on the status of the research project. The Research Committee will review these requests prior to approving the disbursement.
- The awardee is required to attend the AVF Annual Meeting to receive the award as well as the subsequent two Annual Meeting to provide a YEAR 1 preliminary report on the grant project and YEAR 2 final report on the grant project. This requirement is mandatory.
Application Process for the AVF-JOBST Clinical Research Grant
Applicants must submit the following in PDF format via the online submission process:
- A completed Application
- The applicant’s curriculum vitae
- The mentor’s curriculum vitae
- A letter of support from the sponsor (mentor) of the project including verification of resources available to support the project.
- If neither the applicant nor their mentor is an AVF member, the applicant must submit an application for membership prior to submitting their grant application.
The Application Deadline for the 2022 grant is 5pm (Central) on Friday, September 24, 2021 If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 1-855-VENOUS1 (1-855-836-6871).