Awards

TSFRE Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships

General Instructions for Applicants 
The deadline for 2015 TSFRE Awards is October 15, 2014. (Please note the deadline for the 2014 TSFRE Alley-Sheridan Scholarships has passed.)

2014 TSFRE Research and Education Committee

1. TSFRE Research Grant
Operational support of original research efforts by cardiothoracic 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 granted to support the work of an early-career cardiothoracic surgeon (within five years of first faculty appointment).

2. Nina Starr Braunwald Research Grant
Operational 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).

3. Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship
Support of up to $30,000 per year for up to two years for a woman resident working in a cardiac surgical clinic or laboratory research program who has not yet completed cardiothoracic surgical training.

4. Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship
This annual award of up to $10,000 will allow a clinically established woman thoracic surgeon to travel to another institution for the purpose of learning a new skill or technology.

5.. TSFRE Alley-Sheridan Scholarships

  • Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management: TSFRE offers up to ten partial scholarships of $2,500 toward the $5,200 cost to attend the Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at the Heller School of Public Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
  • Surgeons as Educators Course: TSFRE will support up to two scholarships of $2,500 toward the $4,450 cost to attend the Surgeons as Educators Course hosted by the American College of Surgeons.

* The TSFRE reserves the right to determine the amount of support at the time of the award up to the amounts indicated herein. Only electronic submissions for TSFRE awards will be accepted.