TSF/Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) Research Award

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 $25,000 for one year will be granted to support the work of an early-career cardiothoracic surgeon (within seven years of first faculty appointment at time of application deadline). The awarded funds must be used solely for the direct expenses related to the proposed research project, including salary, services, and supplies; no additional funds will be provided. The award is not to be used to cover indirect expenses, fringe benefits, or expenditures that are not related to the project. This grant is made possible by the Southern Thoracic Surgical AssociationPDF

Application Deadline: 10/15/17
Grant Period: July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019

 Eligibility: (Must meet all of the following criteria)

  • Cardiothoracic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or its equivalent in a country outside of the United States, or who will be certified by the grant start date.
  • Cardiothoracic surgeons who currently practice or have previously practiced cardiothoracic surgery for at least one consecutive year, have completed a thoracic surgery or general surgery residency program, or have completed a thoracic or cardiovascular research or clinical fellowship for at least one consecutive year in one of the following states or regions: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories and commonwealths in the Caribbean.
  • Note: STSA membership is not required.

Required Application Materials:

  • Completed online application
  • Applicant’s NIH Biosketch (pdf)
  • Mentor’s NIH Biosketch (pdf)
  • 2 Letters of Support (pdf)
  • Budget (pdf)
  • Applicant’s Photo (jpeg)
  • Optional: Other relevant data, such as figures, additional letters of support, etc. (pdf)