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The Thoracic Surgery Foundation: Robert L. Replogle Traveling Fellowship Award

Robert L. Replogle Purpose
The purpose of this traveling fellowship is to facilitate the continuing education of a deserving young faculty surgeon committed to the treatment of congenital heart disease in neonates, infants, children and adults. The award is to be used for travel to another institution for the purpose of learning a novel technique, adapting innovative technology and/or fostering collaboration between surgical investigators in order to further the progress of congenital heart surgery at the recipient's home institution. The successful applicant will have a record of excellence in training and academic achievement. He/she will have secured a position at an institution capable of providing continued growth and development in the realm of congenital heart surgery.


  • Congenital heart surgeons who are within the first seven years of completion of an ACGME-accredited congenital heart surgery fellowship (or its equivalent outside the U.S.) and who are certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) or its equivalent outside the U.S. by the grant start date.

  • Fellows enrolled in an ACGME-accredited congenital cardiac surgery fellowship program at the time of application.

  • Cardiothoracic surgery residents who have matched at ACGME-accredited congenital cardiac surgery fellowship.

Awards of up to $10,000 for up to four weeks will be granted to support a congenital heart surgeon for this fellowship. The first award payment will be made in February 2021 (75%) and the second and final installment (25%) will be made upon completion of a satisfactory progress report, which will be approved by the TSF Replogle Award Committee. This award of up to $10,000 will be used to defray the travel and living expenses for the sabbatical period.

Application Selection
The Replogle Traveling Fellowship grant applications will be initially reviewed and evaluated by the TSF Replogle Awards Committee. The Committee will make a formal recommendation for funding to the TSF Board of Directors.

Application (Must contain all of the following criteria)

  • Biographical Information
  • Personal Goal (100 words)
  • Career Goal (500 words)
  • Education Environment at Host Institution (750 words)
  • Sponsor/Mentor Information

Required Application Materials

  • Submit Online Application (Applications Open Date: 07/15/20)
  • Applicant CV
  • Sponsor/Mentor CV
  • One (1) Letter of Support from host institution sponsor. The letter 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
  • Budget (approximate breakdown of funding costs)


  • Applications Open: 7/15/20
  • Application Deadline: 9/15/20

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