Funding Opportunities

Our grants and awards support clinical and translational cancer research done 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. For inquiries regarding CCF funding opportunities, please contact grants@conquer.org.

The Young Investigator Award (YIA) provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this grant is to fund physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment.

The Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA) is a topic-specific competition designed to support physician-scientists committed to preforming original, clinical cancer research in an area not currently funded. This research must have a patient-oriented focus, including a clinical research study and/or translational research involving human subjects. The ACRA is a three-year grant totaling $450,000 to pay for personnel and/or research expenses, and travel to attend the CCF Grants and Awards Ceremony at the ASCO Annual Meeting. 

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The Career Development Award (CDA) provides research funding to clinical investigators, who have received their initial faculty appointment, as they work to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. This research must have a patient-oriented focus, including a clinical research study and/or translational research involving human subjects. Proposals with a predominant focus on in vitro or animal studies (even if clinically relevant) are not allowed.

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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”, enables Recipients to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting, participate in a post-Meeting visit to their Mentor’s institution, and develop long-term relationships to improve cancer care in their countries. In addition, IDEA Recipients will also receive three years of complimentary ASCO membership, including a subscription to the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

 

In addition, the International Development and Education Award 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.

 

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The International Innovation Grant provides research funding in support of novel and innovative projects that can have a significant impact on cancer control in low- and middle-income countries (LMCs).  It is intended to support proposals that have the potential to reduce the cancer burden in local communities, while also being potentially transferable to other low- or middle-income settings.

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The Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe) provides early-career oncologists in low- to middle-income countries (LMCs) the support and resources needed to advance their training by deepening their relationship with a mentor in the United States, Canada, or European Union. During the one-year fellowship, the recipients receive valuable training and experience, which they use to effect change in cancer care in their home country.

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The Medical Student Rotation (MSR) provides financial support for U.S. medical students from populations underrepresented in medicine and who are interested in oncology as a career to experience a 8-to 12-week clinical or clinical research rotation. The oncology rotation can take place in a private practice, hospital or academic setting, with a focus on either direct patient care or research, provided that the research is clinically-oriented.

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The Merit Award is open to oncology trainees who are first authors on abstracts selected for presentation at an ASCO scientific meeting, including the ASCO Annual Meeting or smaller thematic meetings.

 

This program is OPEN year-round, and due dates are determined by ASCO meeting abstract submission deadlines.

 

Upcoming Abstract Submission Deadlines:​

2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium: October 4, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT (Closed)

2017 ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium: October 18th, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST (Closed)

2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium: October 25th, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST

2017 Quality Care Symposium: November 8, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST

2017 Annual Meeting: February 7, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST

 

The Research Professorship provides funding to full professors who have made significant contributions to cancer research and are dedicated to mentoring the next generation of researchers.

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The Resident Travel Award (RTA) provides financial support for residents from underrepresented populations to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting. This award allows physician 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 option in the field of oncology.   

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This special award recognize extraordinary female leaders in oncology and role models who have excelled as a mentor and have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the professional development of women colleagues as clinicians, educators, and researchers in oncology. The awards seek to recognize and promote the work of women mentors in oncology and, ultimately, narrow career gender disparities through the mentorship and professional development of women oncology professionals. The award recipients are required to attend the Annual Meeting and will receive support to attend the meeting.

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