About the 2023 Escalator Awards

The 2023 Escalator Awards will highlight women physicians in three categories: Research, Mentor Match & Kickstarter. To face gender inequality, we aim to escalate emerging women leaders who are breaking new ground in their specialty areas.

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Discover the 2023 award categories

Research

$50,000

The award provides financial support to a research project that benefits the population of an underserved community.

Eligibility criteria: Early career (10 years or less) physician-scientists in the following specialty areas:

  • General cardiologists
  • Heart failure specialists
  • Interventional cardiologists
  • Vascular surgeons
  • Vascular medicine specialists

Mentor Match

$25,000 (mentors) | $10,000 (mentees)

Women as One matches a current fellow and experienced physician from different institutions. The mentorship pairs will develop and execute a research, education or quality improvement project over the course of the 12-month award period.

Eligibility criteria: Mentor physicians (10+ years of practice) and mentee physicians (current fellow) in the following specialty areas:

  • General cardiologists
  • Cardiac electrophysiologists
  • Interventional radiologists
  • Cardio-thoracic surgeons

Kickstarter

$3,000

The award supports access to training and mentorship for women physicians practicing in nations with transitional and developing economies.

Eligibility criteria: Women physicians practicing in nations with transitional and developing economies* in the following specialty areas:

  • General cardiologists & cardiovascular subspecialists
  • Vascular medicine specialists
  • Vascular and CT surgeons
  • Interventional radiologists.

*As defined by the United Nations 2022 World Economic Situation & Prospects Report

What they say about the Escalator Awards

Past recipients of the Escalator Awards

Explore our winner wall and read more about the previous winners and their projects.
Access their bios to find out more about how they hope to boost their career impact with the help of the Escalator Awards

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How to apply

There is no application form or entry fee.

All applicants must provide:

  • A letter of interest
  • Proof of good standing

MENTOR MATCH applicants must provide:
Two letters of recommendation – one from inside and one from outside your current institution

RESEARCH applicants must provide:

  • Protocol synopsis
  • Project budget
  • Two letters of recommendation – one from inside and one from outside your current institution

Our 2023 Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for making the 2023 Escalator Awards possible and for contributing to building a more equitable workforce in medicine.

Gold sponsors

Silver sponsors

Got a question?

Contact the Project Team:
escalator@womenasone.org