Research Grant

Annual Cerebrovascular Research Grant Awards

The application period for the 2023 grant season is OPEN!

Grant Recipients


The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation (TAAF) seeks applications for scientific research projects that will significantly move the field forward toward effective understanding of the mechanisms of cerebrovascular disease as they relate to aneurysms, AVMs and complex vascular malformations. The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation Grants respond to the cerebrovascular community's need for projects that highlight innovative research strategies that will support the development of novel therapies, clinical management and recovery for adult and/or pediatric patients.  Awards will be granted at a maximum of $25,000 to each selected recipient. Funds will not be granted for indirect costs. The award is open to all levels of investigators.  Grant recipients will present their research at TAAF’s Annual Meeting (which historically has been TAAF’s Annual Aneurysm and AVM Awareness Walk in May; schedule TBD due to pandemic). The specific meeting date and location will be announced later. Grant awardees or an appropriate representative must attend the Annual Meeting and present results of funded research.  Apply Today!


Lauren Karafiol

The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation (TAAF) is proud to include the Lauren Karafiol  Cerebrovascular Research Grant as part of our annual grant program. Made in memory of Lauren P. Karafiol, this grant aims to off-set costs of research in the area of AVMs, the disease that forever changed Lauren's life and that of her family.