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Research Career Scientist Award (RCS)

This designation is awarded after competitive peer review to established, independent investigators who have distinguished themselves through scientific achievements and contributions to the VA research program such as training, mentoring early career stage VA scientists (clinician and non-clinician), functioning as a resource for the research community, serving on VA research or other local or national committees, collaborating with VA clinician scientists, directing a VA core facility or other professional contributions. RCS awards provide 5 years of research salary support. Renewal is competitive, contingent upon availability of funds, and continuation of scientific excellence evidenced by: 

i. Peer-reviewed research support; 

ii. Contributions to VA’s research service; and 

iii. Scientific distinction and national recognition.

Senior Research Career Scientist (SRCS) Award

Selected individuals who have held a Research Career Scientist award for a minimum of five years may advance to an SRCS award. These senior level awards recognize VA health services researchers who are international leaders in their field. Awards are for seven years and are renewable indefinitely.

Current RCS & SRCS Awardees


Years of Funding

Courtney Van Houtven, PhD


Kelli Allen, PhD (RCS)


Hayden Bosworth, PhD (SRCS)


Matt Maciejewski, PhD (SRCS)