Applications for the President’s Early Career Award are now open.

Download the PECA Application Form 2013

We are the only charity in the UK promoting vascular health by supporting excellence in education, training and research. We also recognise that it is a particularly vulnerable time for young surgeons in the early years following their consultant appointment.

The PECA supports outstanding young clinician-researchers by them as they set out to develop their independent research careers.


  • Surgeons who are members of the Vascular Society and who are within five years of their FIRST substantive consultant appointment or equivalent e.g. senior lecturer in the UK.
  • The applicant must be in a consultant post at the time they submit the application.
  • The applicant must have a proven track record of active vascular research; this could be in basic, translational or clinical studies.
  • There should be clear evidence that the applicant is working in an environment which would facilitate his/her research ambitions.

The President’s Early Career Award provides £50,000 per annum for two years (total £100,000).
The award is paid quarterly and is subject to the applicant providing regular reports to the Circulation Foundation.

Application Process
An application form needs to be completed and returned along with your CV (4 sides max) by 5pm on Friday 7th June 2013. If your application is successful you will be asked to attend an interview which will be held in September in at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

The 2013 award will be presented by the President at the Vascular Society Conference in Manchester in November.

Download the PECA Application 2013 form and for a full list of T’s & C’s Click here.