Projects & Grants

VAS is encouraging scientific research and especially multi-center cooperation. On this site you can find offers for scientific cooperation. Please, contact us if you have any other offers.

VAS members can apply for financial support of their projects.

VAS Research Grant 2020:

Conditions for applicants and their proposal

  • Applicant should be a member of the Vascular Access Society
  • Age applicants who are 40 years or less on the deadline for submission date
  • Topic of proposal: Basic or clinical research related to vascular access for hemodialysis
  • Duration of the project: maximum 2 years
  • Percentage of the budget provided by the VAS research grant: maximum 50% of total project costs
  • Internation collaboration
  • Mid-term report: if the duration of the project exceeds 1 year, a mid-term report on the progress of the project should be submitted 1 year after grant approval
  • Final results that are obtained with the research Grant should be published in the Journal of Vascular Access.
  • Ethical approval: The proposed research should be approved by the the ethical committee of the institution of the applicant, within 6 months after grant approval.

Deadline for submission: 1st of October 2020
Feedback to applicants: 15th of November 2020

Available budget: 10.000 Euro.

Scientific committee:
Jose Ibeas, president VAS
David Shemesh, president–elect VAS
Christian Hohl, treasurer VAS
Joris Rotmans, board member VAS
Maurizio Gallieni, editor JVA
Nick Inston, council member 

VAS support of scientific activities 2019


Winner VAS Research Grant 2019:
We are very pleased to inform you that the application entitled
Optimizing Timing of Access in Pre dialysis Patients (“OPTIMA PreP”), has been awarded the VAS Research Grant 2019!

Dr. Nicholas Inston
New Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Winner VAS Mini Grant 2019:
We are very pleased to inform you that the application entitled
Safety and Efficacy of Antithrombotic therapy after Angioplasty of Arteriovenous Fistulas in Hemodialysis Patients, has been awarded the first VAS Research Mini Grant 2019!

Bostjan Leskovar
Trbovlje General Hospital
Trbovlje, Slovenia

Winner VAS Research grant 2018:
We are very pleased to inform you that the application entitled “Personalised hemodynamic modeling of arteriovenous grafts for prediction of vascular access stenosis and thrombosis”, has been awarded the VAS Research Grant 2018.

Maarten G.J. Snoeijs, MD PhD 
Maastricht University Medical Center
Department of Vascular Surgery



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