2024 SCA Research Grants – Apply Now!

SCA supports cardiothoracic and vascular research projects. This is the basis for the creation of the SCA Starter Grant, SCA Diversity and Inclusion Grant, SCA Mid-Career Grant, and the In-Training Grant.

Grants Information

Four types of grants will be awarded in 2024 to SCA members ONLY:

  • SCA Starter Grant– up to $25,000 per year for two 
  • SCA Diversity and Inclusion Grant– up to $25,000 per year for two years.
  • SCA Mid-Career Grant– up to $50,000 per year for two 
  • SCA In-Training Grant– $15,000 for one year.

The Starter Grant and the Diversity and Inclusion Grant request the same application information and formatting. At the time of application, the PI should identify if they are eligible for, and wish to be considered for, both the Diversity and Inclusion Grant and the Starter Grant or for one or the other only. Please use the research grant title page to identify which grant or both.

The awards will be announced during the 2024 SCA Annual Meeting & Workshops in Toronto, Canada. The grant period of 24 months can begin any time from July 1 to December 31 of the year granted. Grant recipients are required to present their work at a subsequent SCA Annual Meeting.

Application submission period will close on January 24, 2024.

Click Here for the 2024 SCA Research Grants requirements and instructions.

Click Here for the Research Grants Checklist

Click Here for the Research Grants Title Page. (Please submit with your application).

The SCA is committed to promoting the representation of women and underrepresented minority investigators. Diversity is vitally important to advance scientific discovery. Starting with this year’s funding cycle, the SCA is especially encouraging individuals from all racial, ethnic or gender groups to apply.

2024 Nominating Slate

The SCA Nominating Committee, chaired by Immediate Past President Dr. Andrew Shaw, MB, FCCM, FFICM, FRCA,  is pleased to endorse the following candidates for the 2024 election cycle. Information about each candidate will be available in the February newsletter and through the online election system.

Two positions are available for Director-at-Large, among the following nominees:

  • Tara Brakke, MD, FASE – University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Abimbola (Bola) Faloye, MD, FASA, FASE – Emory University School of Medicine
  • Natalia Ivascu Girardi, MD – Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Alina Nicoara, MD – Duke University
  • Charles Nyman, MBBCh – Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Jacob Raphael, MD, FAHA – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Jochen Steppan, MD, DESA, FAHA, FASA – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Two positions are available for the Early Career Director, among the following nominees:

  • Farzad Ebrahimi, MD – Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Regina (Gina) Linganna, MD – University of Pennsylvania
  • Jessica Spence, MD, PhD, FRCP – McMaster University
  • Agnieszka Trzcinka, MD, FASE – Tufts Medical Center

One position is available for the CME Committee member, among the following nominee:

  • Christos Koutentis, MB, ChB, MS – SUNY Downstate Medical Center

The 2024 online election for SCA leadership is scheduled to open on January 22, 2024.  

Involvement Opportunities

  • Write a Newsletter or Journal article.
  • Submit an abstract – abstract submissions for the Annual Meeting & Workshops, Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium, and Echo Week Meeting open several months prior to each meeting.
  • Submit a PBLD – Problem-Based Learning Discussions (PBLDs) are a key feature of each year’s Annual Meeting & Workshops. Accepted submissions will be invited to participate in the meeting as a PBLD speaker.
  • Connect with us on social media – Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to stay engaged with the Society and your colleagues.

Special Interest Groups

Are you interested in connecting and interacting with colleagues who share similar interests and challenges? An SCA SIG can offer you that opportunity!

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