Apply for the Jennifer Luft Emerging VTE Clinician Research Award

Apply for the Jennifer Luft Emerging VTE Clinician Research Award

The award is named in memory of Jennifer Luft, who suffered from pulmonary emboli in 2012 at age 23, resulting in an anoxic brain injury that left her unable to walk or talk. Jennifer’s family lovingly cared for her at their home in upstate New York until her death in 2022.

In 2023, NBCA established the Jennifer Luft Emerging VTE Clinician Research Award. This $20,000 award supports outstanding early-career scientists and clinical thrombosis researchers with a demonstrated commitment to improving the understanding and treatment of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE).

Applicants may be working in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiologic, bioengineering sciences or any other field, but must be currently working on or planning a project specific to blood clots and that is patient oriented (e.g., studies of shared decision making, access to care, quality of life, health disparities, etc.) The award may be used to support current or planned patient oriented VTE research, professional development, attendance at VTE related conferences, or other activities that promote a patient-oriented focus on VTE research and clinical science.

Who is eligible?

  • Applicant must be from a US sponsoring academic, non-profit or governmental institution.
  • Applicant must be within 10 years of completion of a professional degree or clinical training and may not hold the title of Associate Professor or higher at the time of submission.
  • Prior Jennifer Luft Emerging VTE Clinician Research Award winners are not eligible to apply for this award.

Key dates

The Jennifer Luft award is now open for application submissions, due Thursday, February 29, 2024, by 11 p.m. ET.

How to Apply: Email the following to info@stoptheclot.org by 11 p.m. ET on February 29, 2024.

1. CV or Biosketch that highlights your background, achievements, and how your expertise aligns with VTE research particularly with a patient-oriented focus.

2. Personal statement: Write a short personal statement (500 words maximum) detailing your commitment to VTE research, your career goals, and how the award will help you achieve these goals. Explain your interest in VTE research that is patient oriented and any personal or professional experiences that have shaped this interest.