International Development and Education Award

International Development and Education Award (IDEA)

The International Development and Education Award (IDEA) provides support for early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries by establishing strong relationships with leading ASCO members who serve as scientific mentors to each recipient. Recipients of this award will attend ASCO’s 2015 Annual Meeting (May 29 - June 2, 2015) and participate in a post-Meeting visit to their mentor’s institution in the U.S. or Canada.  Recipients of this international award will also receive 3 years of complimentary ASCO membership, including a subscription to the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

On average, each IDEA alumnus shares the information and new skills they learned with 50 colleagues in his/her country. Watch this video to learn more about the IDEA program.

The 2016 IDEA application cycle will open on October 1, 2015 and applications are due by January 6, 2016.    Please refer to the IDEA Request for Applications (RFA) for additional information.

International Development and Education Award in Palliative Care (IDEA-PC)

The International Development & Education Award in Palliative Care (IDEA-PC) award is designed to provide support to oncologists who are interested in palliative medicine. The requirements and benefits of this international award are similar to those of the IDEA program, except that participants in the IDEA-PC program will be matched with ASCO mentors who specialize in palliative care, and eligible candidates must have a demonstrated interest in integrating palliative and supportive care services in their current institution.

Following is additional information for each IDEA award. Please be sure to download the materials that are specific to the award you are applying for. The Application Templates are not interchangeable.

IDEAIDEA in Palliative Care
Additional Information:2016 IDEA Request for Applications

*Funding is currently unavailable and applications are not being accepted for the 2015 IDEA-PC 

Key Dates:
Application OpensOctober 1, 2015N/A
Applications DueJanuary 6, 2016N/A
Notification DateMid-March 2016N/A
Application Templates:Applicant InformationN/A
 Letter of RecommendationN/A
 Institutional ApprovalN/A

The 2015 IDEAs are supported by*:

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Conquer Cancer Foundation
Takeda Oncology

*This list reflects commitments as of April 28, 2015.