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Vascular Cures and the SVS Foundation Wylie Scholar Program

Internal Due Date:

Foundation Due Date: 03-01-2017;Typically Due in March each year

Number of Applications: 1

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Vascular Cures' Wylie Scholar Program provides financial assistance to outstanding surgeons at the early stage of their careers, to help them develop as academic vascular surgeon-scientists. Vascular Cures has advanced breakthrough research since 1982.

As of 2014, the award is co-sponsored by the Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS) Foundation. Our partnership reflects our shared commitment to advancing the field through development of the next generation of leading vascular surgeon-scientists.

We've established a group of 17 surgeon-scientists at 15 institutions around the country who are transforming patient care. For each $150,000 granted, the Scholars generated $2.4 million in subsequent national research funding – a return on investment of nearly 16 to 1! Vascular Cures' initial research investment of $8 million has enabled another $42 million in funding —producing $50 million for research.

Applications for the 2015 award are due March 31, 2015.  The Wylie Scholar Program has created a network of talented academic surgeons, many of whom have become leaders in vascular surgery and research at major medical centers throughout North America.  Vascular Cures will award each Wylie Scholar $50,000 per year for up to three years, subject to an annual review by the committee. The maximum award available for any Scholar is $150,000. Payment of awards will be made to the candidate’s institution, and the institution will be responsible for disbursing all funds and for the administration of the grant. Vascular Cures does not pay indirect costs.

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. No later than two months after the funding year, the awardee will submit an update of progress and expenses for the previous year. This will be evaluated by their respective Chief of Vascular Surgery and by the Vascular Cures Review Committee.

To be eligible for consideration, Wylie Scholar candidates must hold a full-time faculty appointment as a vascular surgeon with active privileges at a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in the United States or the Committee for the Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools in Canada.

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Internal Competition Guidelines:

Interested applicants must submit an abstract of their proposed projects (not to exceed 2 pages) and an NIH-style biosketch to Trish Haugaard via e-mail (phaugaa@emory.edu ) by no later than the internal deadline above for consideration. Please put Vascular Cures Wylie Scholar – Applicant Name in the subject line of the e-mail. Please note that written reviews or summary statements from the internal review and selection process will not be available.