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. The successful applicant will have a record of excellence in training, leadership, and achievement. He/she will have secured a position at an institution or group practice capable of providing continued growth and development in the realm of cardiovascular perfusion education.


  • Board-certified Perfusionist (or international equivalent)


Awards of up to $10,000 for up to a two-week visit will be granted to support a perfusionist for this fellowship. The first award payment will be made in February 2024 (75%) and the second and final installment (25%) will be made upon completion of a satisfactory progress report, to be approved by the TSF Board of Directors. This award of up to $10,000 will be used to defray the travel and living expenses for the sabbatical period.

Application Selection

The Sarns Terumo Perfusion Education Fellowship Award applications will be initially reviewed and evaluated by the TSF Perfusion Education Awards Committee made up of leaders in Perfusion Technology and Cardiac Surgeons. The Committee will make a formal recommendation for funding to the TSF Board of Directors.


  • Application Open: July 1, 2024
  • Application Deadline: September 15, 2024

Required Application Materials:

  • Completed online application*
  • Applicant’s CV
  • Sponsor’s CV
  • Letter of Support from Host Institution Sponsor (The letter of support should confirm: (a) the availability of adequate training environment/educational experience that will provide the proposed training, and (b) his or her agreement to serve as mentor.)
  • *Biographical Information
  • Sponsor/Mentor Information
  • Personal Goal (100 words)
  • Career Goal (500 words)
  • Education Environment at Host Institution (750 words)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have questions, please contact TSF Headquarters at or (312) 202-5868.

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