Vascular Cures Wylie Scholar Program

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Limited Submission

The Vascular Cures Wylie Scholar Program provides 3-year career development grants to outstanding young vascular surgeon-scientists who combine active patient care with academic research.  The award may be used to support research in the following areas: basic science, translational, clinical research, outcomes/health services research, teaching, community service, and patient care.


$150,000 over three years ($50,000 per year for up to 3 years) – no indirect costs


  • Internal Deadline: February 19, 2020
  • External Deadline (if nominated): March 2, 2020


  • The candidate must hold a valid and current certification from the American Board of Surgery, or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, in general surgery or vascular surgery.
  • The candidate must be an active, practicing clinical vascular surgeon.
  • The candidate must present convincing evidence of rigorous research training and significant research accomplishments to date.
  • The candidate must not be currently funded by a career development award from the National Institutes of Health, Veterans Affairs, American Heart Association, or similar extramural funding agencies. Concomitant awards similar in size to the Wylie Scholar (e.g. from professional societies such as the American College of Surgeons) must be disclosed and will be considered on an individual basis.
  • The candidate must prepare and present a challenging research plan to be completed during the term of the award.
  • The candidate must have a research mentor who will be an additional resource for his or her research.
  • The Chairman of the Department of Surgery must guarantee that the candidate will have 40% protected time available to devote to the research investigation, as well as facilities, equipment, and resources to execute the proposed studies.
  • The candidate is expected to participate in the Vascular Cures Wylie Scholar award event each year during their research grant tenure. This includes participating in a scientific interchange with Vascular Cures Board of Directors and donors. Up to $1,800 of the annual stipend may be used for travel expenses and one night of lodging.

Selection Criteria

Address these to be Competitive

Demonstrated aptitude for and interest in vascular research, skill and promise in vascular surgery, teaching ability, and leadership qualities.

Submission Information

Send the following as a single PDF document to Meaghan Lancaster at

  1. 1-page proposal with a rationale for why you should be nominated and how your proposed research advances your long-term vision and goals. You should outline your historical, current, and future commitments and should consider the aforementioned “Selection Criteria to be Competitive”.
  2. Abbreviated CV or NIH-style biosketch

The single candidate selected by Georgetown must submit a full application to Vascular Cures by the March 2 deadline. Visit the Vascular Cures website for information on full application requirements.

Additional Questions

For further questions about the sponsor, contact George Kosar, Assistant Vice President, Office of Institutional Partnerships at

Please contact Meaghan Lancaster ( for questions about limited submission opportunities.