Awards


TSFRE Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships

2016 TSFRE Awards Committee

 

2016 TSFRE Awards Program

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 the 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 at time of application deadline). 
Application Deadline: 10/15/15

TSFRE/ACS Jointly Sponsored National Institute of Health (NIH) Award
Provides support to outstanding clinically trained professionals who are committed to a career in laboratory or field-based research and have the potential to develop into independent investigators.  The award total is $375,000 for a five-year NIH award period, and is co-sponsored by the American College of Surgeons.
Application Deadline: TBD

Nina Starr Braunwald Research Grant
Nina Starr Braunwald, MD was the first woman to be certified by the ABTS and the first woman to conduct open heart surgery.  This award in her name provides 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.  Since inception, recipients of this award have gone on to become established leaders within our field and it is one of our specialty’s most prestigious research grants. Awards of up to $40,000 per year for up to tow years are made each year to support the work of an early-career woman cardiac surgeon (within five years of first faculty appointment).
Application Deadline: 10/15/15

Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship
Nina Starr Braunwald, MD was the first woman to be certified by the ABTS and the first woman to conduct open heart surgery. This award in her name supports 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.  Since inception, recipients of this award have gone on to become established leaders within our field and it is one of our specialty’s most prestigious research fellowships.
Application Deadline: 10/15/15

Acelity Wound Care Research Grant
TSFRE, through the generosity and philanthropy of Acelity, is offering support of up to $25,000 to support the research efforts by cardiothoracic surgeons who have completed their formal training, and who are seeking support and recognition for their research program related to wound care management. This is the first year this award is being offered, and is focused on the issue of wound healing, care and infection improvement.
Application Deadline: 10/15/2015

Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) Research Grant
TSFRE, through the generosity and philanthropy of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA), is offering this award that will provide operational support of original research efforts by cardiothoracic surgeons who are seeking initial support and recognition of their research program.  Awards of up to $25,000 for one year will support the work of cardiothoracic surgeon investigators working within the Southern region of the United States, as defined geographically by the STSA.
Application Deadline: 10/15/2015

Michael J. Davidson Traveling Fellowship for Cardiac Surgery Innovation
Michael J. Davidson, MD was an outstanding cardiothoracic surgeon and teacher, who was murdered in January of 2015 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. This tragedy profoundly affected the cardiothoracic community and brought to light Dr. Davidson’s achievements in mastering sophisticated catheter skills and advocating for a future that would meld the cardiac catheterization lab with the operating theatre. This award in his name will provide annual support for a deserving young surgeon committed to the vision of innovative and collaborative cardiovascular care that Dr. Davidson helped pioneer.
Application Deadline: TBD

Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship
Carolyn E. Reed, MD was a thoracic surgeon, an educator and successful researcher, who died early while still in her prime. She served as the first female Chair of the ABTS and was also President of the STSA and STS.  This award in her name provides support of $10,000 for a clinically-established woman thoracic or cardiac surgeon or woman resident in their last year of cardiothoracic surgery residency to travel to another institution for the purpose of learning a new skill or technology.
Application Deadline: 10/15/15

TSFRE/Edwards Lifesciences Every Heartbeat Matters
TSFRE, through the generosity and philanthropy of the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation via its Every Heartbeat Matters Campaign, is offering support of up to $37,500 for qualified surgeons who conduct charity work in underserved regions/populations. This award is designed to provide support for programs that educate, screen and/or treat underserved populations to reduce the global burden of heart valve disease, or to support other programs that advance health care and address underserved populations. It is anticipated this program will lead to treatment of hundreds of valve patients and diagnosis of thousands of valves in an effort to ultimately help Edwards Lifesciences reach their goal of treating one million valve patients.
Application Deadline: 10/15/2015

TSFRE Alley-Sheridan Scholarships
Ralph Alley, MD was a Founding Member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and served as President from 1975-1976. David Sheridan was an inventor and close friend of Dr. Alley who held more than 50 patents for innovations that have improved health care.  Moved by his collaborator and friend’s commitment to thoracic surgery, Sheridan created the Alley-Sheridan Fund, which provides the following educational opportunities for cardiothoracic surgeons:

  1. Leadership Program in Health Policy Management: TSFRE offers up to ten partial scholarships of $2,500 towards the $5,200 cost to attend the Leadership Program at the Heller School of Public Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
    Application Deadline: 02/01/16
  2. Surgeons as Educators: TSFRE will support up to two scholarships of $2,500 towards the cost of tuition to attend the Surgeons As Educators Course hosted by the American College of Surgeons.
    Application Deadline: TBD

 


* 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.