ABOUT THE 2022 ESCALATOR AWARDS

This year, Women as One is proud to announce 3 Escalator Award categories: Research, Mentor Match and Kickstarter.

With our Research Award, you will receive impactful financial support for your approved research project. Our Mentor Match Award pairs early and mid-career women cardiologists, and together you will develop a project that will be financed by the award.

New this year, we have introduced an exclusive opportunity for women cardiologists living in specific countries: The Kickstarter Award. This targeted award provides you with financial support to invest in clinical needs, research needs or auxiliary professional needs as you see fit.

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AWARD CATEGORIES

In additional to financial support, all award winners receive regular mentorship and networking opportunities.


  • RESEARCH AWARD - $50,000

    This award provides financial support to be applied towards an approved research project.

    Eligibility criteria: Women academic cardiologists less than 10 years post-training. Must submit research summary or protocol and associated budget with application.

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  • MENTOR MATCH AWARD - $25,000 (mentor) / $10,000 (mentee)

    This award pairs cardiology fellows-in-training (mentees) to women cardiologists with more than 10 years of professional experience (mentors). This award aims to forge new connections. Mentor and mentee applicants from separate institutions will be paired together by the review committee. Together, the pair is expected to develop a short research, quality improvement or educational project that can be carried out over the course of the 12-month award cycle.

    Eligibility criteria: Women cardiologists more than 10 years post-training (mentors) and women cardiology fellows-in-training (mentees). Applicants should include any areas of interest or potential project ideas in the Letter of Interest.

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  • KICKSTARTER AWARD - $3,000

    This award is designed to support women cardiologists from developing economies. Funds may be put towards their highest and best use: clinical needs, research needs and auxiliary professional needs.

    Eligibility criteria: Women cardiologists from developing economies are defined by the United Nations 2021 World Economic Situation & Prospects Report. Applicants from the following countries are eligible to apply.

    List of Eligible Countries >>Close list

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    South-Eastern Europe
    Albania
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Montenegro
    North Macedonia
    Serbia

    Commonwealth of Independent States and Georgia
    Armenia
    Azerbaijan
    Belarus
    Georgia
    Kazakhstan
    Kyrgystan
    Republic of Moldona
    Russian Federation
    Tajikistan
    Turkmenistan
    Ukraineb
    Uzbekistan

    Africa
    Algeria
    Angola
    Benin
    Botswana
    Burkina
    Burundi
    Cabo Verde
    Cameroon
    Central African Republic
    Chad
    Côte d’Ivoire
    Congo
    Comoros
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Djibouti
    Egypt
    Eritrea
    Eswatini
    Ethiopia
    Equatorial Guinea Gabon
    Faso
    Gambia
    Ghana
    Guinea
    Guinea-Bissau
    Kenya
    Leone
    Lesotho
    Liberia
    Libya
    Namibia
    Madagascar
    Mauritius
    Malawi
    Mali
    Mauritania
    Morocco
    Mozambique
    Niger
    Nigeria
    Rwanda
    Sao Tome and Prinicipe
    Senegal
    Sierra
    Somalia
    South Africa
    South Sudan
    Sudan
    Togo
    Tunisia
    Uganda
    United Republic of Tanzania
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe

    Asia
    Afghanistan
    Bahrain
    Bangladesh Bhutan
    Brunei Darussalam Cambodia
    China
    Democratic People’s
    Republic of Korea Fiji
    Hong Kong SAR Indonesia
    India
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    Iraq
    Israel
    Jordan
    Kiribati
    Kuwait
    Lao People’s Democratic
    Lebanon
    Republic Malaysia
    Maldives
    Mongolia
    Myanmar
    Nepal
    Oman
    Pakistan
    Papua New Guinea Philippines
    Qatar
    Republic of Korea Samoa
    Saudi Arabia
    Singapore
    Solomon Islands
    Sri Lanka
    State of Palestine Syrian Arab Republic
    Taiwan Province of China Thailand
    Timor-Leste
    Turkey
    Vanuatu
    Viet Nam
    United Arab Emirates Yemen

    Latin American and the Carribean
    Argentina
    Bahamas
    Barbados
    Belize
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    Brazil
    Chile
    Colombia
    Costa Rica
    Cuba
    Dominican Republic
    Ecuador
    El Salvador
    Guatemala
    Guyana
    Haiti
    Honduras
    Jamaica
    Mexico
    Nicaragua
    Panama
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Suriname
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Uruguay
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

HOW TO APPLY

Submit your application on the Talent Directory

  • Applications open: August 16
  • Applications close: October 1
  • Winners announced: December 7

PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS

Click on the links below to discover the 2020 and 2021 winners.

READ MORE ABOUT THE PREVIOUS ESCALATOR AWARDS

OUR 2022 SPONSORS

Thank you to our sponsors for making the Escalator Awards possible and for contributing to building a more equitable workforce in medicine.

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