TSF Saha Scholarship

Purpose

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (and its charitable arm, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation) have launched the “Saha Scholarship”. The purpose of the award is to provide the opportunity for two cardiothoracic surgery residents, one from India and one from North America (USA and Canada) to attend, learn, and network at the STS Annual Meeting. This award is made possible by the generosity of Sibu P. Saha, MD, MBA.

Eligibility: 

  • Cardiothoracic surgery residents enrolled in an ACGME-accredited program in the US and Canada
  • Cardiothoracic surgery residents enrolled in an accredited residency program in India

Funding

The “Saha Scholarship” award covers the cost of registration for the STS Annual Meeting (including President’s Reception), lodging at a STS Annual Meeting Partner hotel (three nights), meals, ground transportation (taxi service), and coach class air transportation. The award recipient will receive a U.S. check for $1,350 and the remaining registration and housing costs will be administered by and paid for by TSF and STS. The value of the Saha Scholarship is up to $3,075.

Application Selection

The Saha Scholarship applications will be initially reviewed and evaluated by the TSF Saha Scholarship Awards Committee. The Committee will make a formal recommendation for funding to the TSF Board of Directors. The TSF Board of Directors will take action on funding recommendations at the STS Annual Meeting, and announcement will be made each year in October.

Application: 

  • Biographical Information
  • Personal Goal (100 words)
  • Career Goal (500 words)
  • Education Environment at Institution (750 words)
  • Statement of Financial Need

Required Application Materials: 

  • Application
  • Applicant CV
  • One (1) Letter of Support

Timeline:

  • Applications Open: 07/01/20
  • Application Deadline: 09/01/20
  • Awards Announcement: 09/15/20

Selection Committee:

  • Michael D. Bolanos, MD
  • Vinod Thourani, MD
  • Devi P. Shetty, MD