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Award Opportunities

July 1, 2019

Evarts A. Grahame Memorial Traveling Fellowship, 2020-2021
This fellowship was established by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery for the purpose of supporting study within North America by promising young academic cardiothoracic surgeons from outside the region to broaden their overall training and increase international contacts. The Fellowship is funded and administered through the AATS Foundation and provides a stipend of $75,000 USD to support studies at a primary center of their choice as well as travel to secondary sites in North America.

Second Michael DeBakey Research Scholarship 2020-2022
The AATS announces this two-year scholarship, awarded annualy, to provide an opportunity for research, training, and experience for North American surgeons committed to pursuing an academic career in cardiothoracic surgery. The yearly stipend consists of $80,000 paid to the host institution for support of salary, search supplies, travel, and other legitimate academic expenses of the scholar.

September 15, 2019

TSF Research Award
This grant is for cardiothoracic surgeons who have completed their formal training and are seeking initial support and recognition for their original research project. Awards of up to $40,000 per year for up to two years are granted to support the work of an early-career cardiothoracic surgeon.

TSF Resident Research Fellowship
These awards are designed to provide salary and/or direct experimental support for surgical trainees who wish to acquire investigational skills. Support of up to $30,000 per year for up to two years for general surgery or cardiothoracic surgery residents who have not yet completed cardiothoracic surgical training is provided.

TSF Nina Starr Braunwald Research Award
This award provides operation support of original research efforts by women cardiac surgeons who have completed their formal training, and who are seeking initial support and recognition for their research program. Awards of up to $40,000 per year for up to two years are made each year to support the work of an early-career woman cardiac surgeon (within five years of first faculty appointment). 

Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship Award
This award provides salary and/or direct experimental support for women cardiac surgical trainees who wish to acquire investigational skills.

TSF/Shouthern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) Resident Research Award
This award provides salary and/or direct experimental support for surgical trainees who wish to acquire investigational skills.

Michael J. Davidson Fellowship Award
This award will help support a young surgeon committed to the vision of innovative and collaborative cardiovascular care that Dr. Davidson helped pioneer. The successful applicant will have a record of excellence in training and academic achievement. Cardiothoracic surgeons who are within their first seven years of completion of an ACGME-accredited cardiothoracic surgery program or its equivalent outside the United States, and who are certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or its equivalent outside the United States, are eligible for this award. This Fellowship is a six-month or one-year fellowship award of $25,000.

Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Award
This annual award, provided and administered by TSF, will allow a clinically established woman cardiothoracic surgeon to travel to another institution for the purpose of learning a new skill or technology, fostering collaboration between surgical investigators. and providing a new innovation to her home instiitution. This award of up to $10,000 will be used to defray the travel and living expenses.

TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
TSF, through the generosity and philanthropy of the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation, is offering support of up to $37,500 for qualified surgeons who will conduct charity work in underserved regions/populations. 

The Levi Watkins Innovation and Leadership Development Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to cardiothoracic surgeons who are within ten years of first faculty appointment, and who are certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or its equivalent outside the United States. The scholarship will be open to all applicants with particular consideration to the merits of candidates, the strength and achievability of the proposal, and demonstration of a record of overcoming social and personal hurdles in the early stages of career development as surgeons.

Robert L. Replogle Traveling Fellowship Award
The purpose of this traveling fellowship is to facilitate the continuing education of a deserving young faculty surgeon or resident committed to the treatment of congenital heart disease in neonates, infants, children and adults. The award is to be used for travel to another institution for the purpose of learning a novel technique, adapting innovative technology, and/or fostering collaboration between surgical investigators in order to further the progress of congenital heart surgery at the recipient's home institution. 

Sarns Terumo Perfusion Education Fellowship Award
The purpose of this traveling fellowship is to facilitate the continuing education of a deserving Board certified perfusionist committed to expanding cardiovascular perfusion education and knowledge base. The award is to be used for travel to another institution for the purpose of learning unique techniques, simulation approaches, and opportunities to adapt innovative technology to further the progress and care of cardiothoracic surgery patients at the recipient's home institution. Awards of up to $10,000 for up to a two-week visit will be granted to support a perfusionist for this fellowship.

Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum Scholarship
Awards are made to cardiothoracic surgeons or trainees who are interested in biomedical ethics and show promise of providing leadership for the continuing development and flourishing of ethics educaiton for cardiothoracic surgery. 

TBD

TSF STS/EACTS Latin America CT Surgery Conference Travel Scholarships
Cardiothoracic surgeons, physicians, and residents from around the world who demonstrate a financial need are eligible for a $1,000 travel scholarship to attend the 2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference, November 22 -24, 2019 in Cancun, Mexico.