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SCAI-WIN CHIP Fellowship Application 2022

SCAI-Women in Innovations (WIN)
CHIP Fellowship Opportunity 

With recent advances in PCI technology and techniques, there is a critical need for interventional cardiology specialists dedicated to offering minimally invasive percutaneous solutions to patients with complex coronary anatomy, severe co-morbidities, and/or poor hemodynamics.

SCAI Women in INnovations (SCAI-WIN) is offering a CHIP Fellowship Grant for the 2023-24 academic year (July 2023 - June 2024). 

Eligibility Requirements

The SCAI-WIN Chip Fellowship is open to interventional cardiology fellows or practicing interventional cardiologists interested in pursuing an additional year of advanced training (beyond traditional IC fellowships) focusing on CHIP (Complex and high-risk interventional procedures) and Percutaneous MCS (mechanical circulatory support) training in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.

Applicants must be in or have completed an interventional cardiology fellowship within the past five years, be board eligible or board certified for interventional cardiology, and a US citizen or permanent green card holder. 

The successful recipient may apply this fellowship fund to a CHIP Interventional Training Program with a cardiac catheterization laboratory treating over 250 complex coronary cases per year with access to the following advanced procedures and technology: 
  • Chronic total occlusion (CTO) procedures; 
  • Calcific disease with access to atherectomy, including rotational atherectomy
  • Complex imaging and physiology (IVUS, OCT, FFR, resting indices)
  • Percutaneous MCS (mechanical circulatory support) in the cardiac catheterization laboratory
Funding applies to 12 month fellowship starting in July 2023 and is provided to the training institution for $115,000. 


The deadline to submit is September 26, 2022. SCAI's selection committee will review applications and notify the recipient by early October 2022. If for any reason, the top candidate is unable to accept the award, the second top candidate will be notified by November 16, 2022. 

The 2023-2024 SCAI-WIN CHIP fellow will be announced by SCAI Scientific Sessions 2023. 

Application Requirements

To apply, applicants must submit an application, which includes a concise statement of interest, a Curriculum Vitae, two to three letters of reference, including one from a cath lab director, CHIP fellowship director, or Division or Service Line Chief at the prospective training institution. and Proof of prior training in the form of a diplomas and/or license is also required. If you are awarded the fellowship, you must be ready to sign the paperwork with your selected institution by November 15, 2022


The SCAI-WIN CHIP Fellowship is supported by a grant from Abiomed (founding supporter), Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and Shockwave. SCAI gratefully acknowledges this support. 

Any questions regarding the process or this form, please contact Rachel Pham,