Wylie Scholar Program

Funding Agency:
Vascular Cures

The 2024 Foundation to Advance Vascular Cures Wylie Scholar award is a 1-year, $50,000 grant designed to support outstanding young vascular surgeon-scientists who are dedicated to an academic career combining their clinical practice with original, innovative research. The award supports crucial research that enables them to compete for future funding. Wylie Scholars become North America’s world-class vascular surgeon-scientists; many are now chiefs at major academic centers, prominent leaders in the field, and play a key role in our programs.

Since 1996, 25 surgeon-scientists at 15 institutions around the country have become Wylie Scholars and their work is transforming patient care. Each year, the new grantee is selected by a committee of previous Wylie Scholars. The quality and rigor of the selection process are demonstrated by the fact that the average return on investment for follow-on research funding is 41:1..

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.

The application is due on April 1, 2024.

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

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. Please note that the Foundation to Advance Vascular Cures does not pay indirect costs.

Eligibility Requirements

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.

The candidate must be an active, practicing clinical vascular surgeon.



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


Curriculum Development
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

April 1, 2024