Conquer Cancer Foundation Grants and Awards: Funding Opportunities Now Available

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The Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (CCF) is fueling cancer research and pursuing dramatic advances in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and cure of all types of cancer. CCF’s Grants and Awards program supports clinical and translational cancer research conducted by gifted physician-scientists at every stage of their careers, from the best and brightest among young investigators to senior researchers providing mentorship opportunities for the next generation of cancer researchers. More than $90 million in funding has been awarded through 1,457 grants and awards to individuals in 65 countries.

Four funding opportunities for 2016 are still available. Visit to learn more, view eligibility criteria, and apply.

Long-Term International Fellowship: Apply by November 3, 2015

The Long-term International Fellowship provides early-career oncologists in low- to middle-income countries the support and resources needed to advance their training by deepening their relationship with a mentor in the United States, Canada, or the European Union. During the 1-year fellowship, recipients receive valuable training and experience, which they use to effect change in cancer care in their home countries. The Long-Term International Fellowship is a grant to pay for personnel, research, and travel expenses, including travel to attend the CCF Grants and Awards Ceremony at the ASCO Annual Meeting.

Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations: Apply by December 7, 2015

The Medical Student Rotation provides financial support for American medical students from populations underrepresented in medicine who are interested in oncology as a career to experience an 8- to 12-week clinical or clinical research rotation. Each participant will be paired with a mentor to oversee the student in his or her rotation, as well as to provide ongoing academic and career guidance following the rotation experience. The Medical Student Rotation award includes a stipend for the rotation as well as for travel to the ASCO Annual Meeting. An additional stipend will be provided to support the student’s mentor.

Resident Travel Award for Underrepresented Populations: Apply by December 7, 2015

The Resident Travel Award provides financial support for residents from underrepresented populations to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting. This award allows residents interested in a career in oncology to travel to the ASCO Annual Meeting, where they will have the opportunity to meet oncologists and to learn more about career options in the field of oncology. The Resident Travel Award includes a travel advance and complementary ASCO Annual Meeting registration.

International Development and Education Award and IDEA in Palliative Care: Apply by January 6, 2016

The International Development and Education Award (IDEA) provides support for early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries and facilitates the sharing of knowledge between these oncologists and ASCO members. The program pairs IDEA recipients with a leading ASCO member “mentor” and enables recipients to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting, participate in a post-Meeting visit to the Mentor’s institution, and develop long-term relationships to improve cancer care in their countries. In addition, IDEA recipients also receive three years of complementary ASCO membership, including a subscription to the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

The IDEA in Palliative Care (IDEA-PC) provides medical education in palliative care, assists with career development, and helps establish strong relationships with leading ASCO members in the field of palliative care who serve as scientific mentors to each recipient. IDEA-PC recipients are expected to share the knowledge and training they receive through the program with colleagues in their home countries once they return.  ■

Excerpts have been reprinted, with permission, from the Grants and Awards page on the Conquer Cancer Foundation website.

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Application Deadlines

Long-Term International Fellowship (LIFe): November 3, 2015

Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations (MSR): December 7, 2015

Resident Travel Award for Underrepresented Populations (RTA): December 7, 2015

International Development & Education Award (IDEA) and IDEA in Palliative Care: January 6, 2016