Saha Scholarship for STS Annual Meeting

Thanks to a grant from Sibu P. Saha, MD, the Saha Scholarship provides the opportunity for junior faculty from India and cardiothoracic surgery residents from India and North America (United States, Canada, and Mexico) to attend the STS Annual Meeting. Applicants do not need to be of Indian or South Asian descent to apply. The award covers the cost of registration for the STS Annual Meeting, three nights lodging at an STS Annual Meeting partner hotel, and a stipend to defray the cost of cover meals, ground transportation and airfare.

Conference Scholarships
CT Surgery Resident
Early Career
Faculty
Multi-specialty
3,500
Open Date:
February 19, 2025
Close Date:
June 8, 2025
Currently Closed

Purpose

The TSF Saha Scholarship provides the opportunity for junior cardiothoracic surgeons from India and cardiothoracic surgery residents from India and from North America (USA, Canada, and Mexico) 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 surgeons who are within three years of first faculty appointment at an academic center in India
  • Cardiothoracic surgery residents enrolled in an ACGME-accredited program in the US or its equivalent in Canada or Mexico
  • Cardiothoracic surgery residents enrolled in an accredited residency program in India

Applicants do not need to be of Indian or South Asian descent to apply.

Past recipients of the Saha Scholarship are not eligible to apply.

Award Amount

The TSF Saha Scholarship award covers the cost of registration for the STS Annual Meeting, including the President’s Reception, and lodging at a STS Annual Meeting Partner hotel for three nights. International award recipients will receive a travel stipend of $2,000, and North American recipients will receive a travel stipend of $800 to defray the cost of meals, ground transportation, and airfare. The TSF Saha Scholarship is valued at up to $3,500.

Application Requirements

  • 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
  • Headshot Photograph

Timeline

  • Applications Open: February 2025
  • Application Deadline: June 2025
  • Grant Applicants Notified of Award or Regrets: July 2025

About The Award

The purpose of the award is to provide the opportunity for junior cardiothoracic surgeons from India and cardiothoracic surgery residents from India and 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.

Pictured at right are Dr. and Mrs. Sibu Saha with recent Saha Scholars at the 2024 STS Annual Meeting.

Are you qualified for this award? Start your application today!

TSF is dedicated to supporting cardiothoracic surgeons at every career stage. Don’t miss out—submit your application by September 15 to be considered in the upcoming award cycle.

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