Wylie Scholar Program

Funding Agency:
Vascular Cures

Now in its 27th year, the annual Vascular Cures Wylie Scholar award consists of a 3-year, $150,000 grant designed to support outstanding surgeons in the initial phase of their academic career who are dedicated to an academic career combining their clinical practice with original, innovative basic laboratory or clinical research. Vascular Cures is committed to advancing the field through development of the next generation of leading vascular surgeon-scientists and envisions that this award will enable the recipient to devote a significant amount of his or her total effort towards fundamental vascular research over a sustained period, thereby helping the recipient to qualify for independent funding from national health agencies. The 2023 Wylie Scholar will be given the opportunity to be paired with a former Wylie Scholar who will serve as a mentor/advisor and provide research project guidance. 

The award may be used to support research in the following areas: basic science, translational, clinical research, patient-centered research, outcomes/health services research, teaching, community service, and patient care.

Only one nomination from each academic training program within an institution per year will be considered. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline: March 1, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

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. Only one nomination from each academic training program within an institution per year will be considered.  

The following conditions must be met:

● The candidate must have completed a Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada approved Vascular Surgery training program, and be board-eligible or board-certified in Vascular Surgery.  

● The candidate must be within 5 years of their first faculty appointment at the time of application. The candidate must be confirmed faculty at the time of application.

● 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 Wylie Scholar Program is intended to support outstanding vascular surgeon scientists in the initial phases of their academic careers to accomplish the groundwork needed to be competitive for national career development awards or other independent funding.  The candidate must not be currently funded at the time of application or have notice of funding that will start after the time of application by any of the career development awards listed below or by any other single or multi-year award that exceeds $150,000: o Veterans Affairs CDA or RDA or alternatively named program with similar level of research funding  o American Heart Association, or similar extramural research funding agencies o NIH R01 or R21 o Individual K awards (KL2 institutional awards are not disqualifiers) 



Amount Description

Vascular Cures will award each Wylie Scholar $50,000 per year for up to three years, subject to an annual review by the committee. 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.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

March 1, 2023