Trainees in the United States and other countries, as well as oncologists from countries with limited resources, are eligible for awards in conjunction with submitting an abstract for the Annual Meeting. These awards are offered through the Conquer Cancer Foundation Grants and Awards Program.
Merit Awards for Fellows and Junior Faculty
A limited number of Merit Awards will be given to recognize trainees who submit high-quality abstracts. In addition to a $1,500 stipend, the award includes complimentary registration for the Annual Meeting and access to Meeting housing reserved for ASCO members. Merit Award candidates must apply for this award at the time of abstract submission.
The First Author must meet all of the following requirements to be considered for a Merit Award:
- Hold a doctoral degree (including but not limited to MD, DO, PharmD, or PhD) or be a doctoral degree candidate at the time of abstract submission
- Be enrolled in an oncology fellowship training program or equivalent training program at the time of abstract submission
- Work in an oncology laboratory or clinical research setting
- Agree to present the abstract at the Annual Meeting
- Provide a letter of support from his or her Training Program Director, indicating eligibility for the award
- Provide a two-page curriculum vitae
For a full list of information regarding the Merit awards, visit www.conquercancerfoundation.org/MERIT.
International Development and Education Award
The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO International Development and Education Award (IDEA) provides support for early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting and to visit a cancer center in the United States or Canada. The IDEA program is designed to provide continuing medical education, assist in career development, and help recipients establish strong relationships with leading ASCO members who serve as scientific mentors. Submission of an abstract is a preferred, but not required, component of the application process.
Click here to view IDEA terms, eligibility requirements, and application information.
James B. Nachman ASCO Junior Faculty Award in Pediatric Oncology
This award is established in memory of James B. Nachman, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago and an internationally renowned pediatric cancer expert. Dr. Nachman passed away unexpectedly on June 10, 2011 while on a rafting trip in the Grand Canyon with adolescents and young adults that he had treated for cancer. Dr. Nachman chaired several Children's Oncology Group national study committees and clinical trials that led to breakthroughs in the medical management of childhood cancers, especially leukemia and lymphoma.
This award will be given each year to a junior faculty member who submits the highest-scoring abstract in pediatric oncology for the ASCO Annual Meeting as determined by the ASCO Scientific Program Committee. In addition to a $3,000 stipend, the award includes complimentary registration for the Annual Meeting and access to Meeting housing reserved for ASCO members. Candidates must apply for this award at the time of abstract submission.
The First Author must meet all of the following requirements to be considered for this award:
- Hold a medical or doctoral degree (MD, PhD, DO, or DNP)
- Be within 7 years of their first faculty appointment at the time of abstract submission
- Conduct laboratory, population-based, or clinical research focused on childhood cancer
- Agree to present the abstract at the ASCO Annual Meeting
In addition, the abstract must be selected for presentation in an Oral Abstract Session.
Oncology Trainee Travel Awards
The goal of the Oncology Trainee Travel Awards is to support the continuing education and professional development of oncologists in training by providing them individual travel grants to defray travel expenses for attending the ASCO Annual Meeting. A limited number of travel awards may be available* to trainees who wish to attend the 2012 ASCO Annual Meeting. Submission of an abstract is a preferred, but not required, component of the application process. In addition to a stipend, the award includes complimentary registration for the Annual Meeting and access to Meeting housing reserved for ASCO members.
The First Author must meet all of the following requirements to be considered for an Oncology Trainee Travel Award:
- Be a physician (MD or DO) enrolled in an oncology fellowship training program or equivalent training program at the time of abstract submission
Work in an oncology laboratory or clinical research setting
- Be an ASCO member (Member in Training) or submit an application for membership
A First Author who is selected to receive a 2012 Young Investigator Award or 2012 Merit Award will not be eligible to receive this travel award.
*Funding for the OTTA program is currently not guaranteed. An announcement will be posted on www.conquercancerfoundation.org/OTTA as soon as funding is available.
If you have a question about any of the abstract-associated awards, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 571-483-1700.