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.
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.
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.
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.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Commonwealth of Independent States and Georgia
Republic of Moldona
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Equatorial Guinea Gabon
Sao Tome and Prinicipe
United Republic of Tanzania
Brunei Darussalam Cambodia
Republic of Korea Fiji
Hong Kong SAR Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Lao People’s Democratic
Papua New Guinea Philippines
Republic of Korea Samoa
State of Palestine Syrian Arab Republic
Taiwan Province of China Thailand
United Arab Emirates Yemen
Latin American and the Carribean
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Trinidad and Tobago
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
READ MORE ABOUT THE PREVIOUS ESCALATOR AWARDS
"The Research Award allowed me to start a clinical trial that we planned a long time ago, but did not have the resources to carry it out. Starting one of my big dreams in cardiology: through research studies with appropriate methodology, generate information that could change the way we diagnose / treat our patients, in order to improve clinical results."
"The Escalator Award has given me access to a large group of incredibly accomplished women in Medicine and Science who will undoubtedly serve to inspire and mentor me into the next stages of my career as a Clinician Scientist. I am deeply grateful for this opportunity, and honored to represent Women as One and its meaningful mission."
"Receiving the Escalator Award has given me significant opportunities to promote my career. My mentor match, Renee, has become a true advocate and champion, always leading by example. She has demonstrated that having a fine balance between being a busy cardiologist, working mother, and a productive academician is possible."
"The Escalator award has allowed me to realize opportunities to improve the education of fellows in training (FITs) with regards to ACHD. Through our project we hope to not only educate FITs but to also encourage and promote their interest in considering ACHD as a career path."