Application Resources

Grant Writing Workshop

Would you like to improve your grant writing skills? Do you want to learn proven tips to increase your chances of getting funded? Do you wish you knew what the reviewers were looking for and how to make your application stand out?

Successful grant writing is a set of skills that can be learned and improved upon with proper guidance and practice. The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO provides grant writing resources for new and established applicants alike.

The resources available are based on content from the ASCO Annual Meeting education program sessions and are designed to help applicants learn more about available funding opportunities and gain a competitive edge in the grant application process.

Every year, the Conquer Cancer Foundation offers a free Grant Writing Workshop at the ASCO Annual Meeting that features talks about essentials of grant writing and funding opportunities from the Conquer Cancer Foundation and the National Cancer Institute, a mock study session and roundtable discussions with the faculty members.

2019 Grants Writing Workshop

Friday, May 31st from 1:00pm-5:00pm (Central Time) 

ASCO Annual Meeting, McCormick Place, Room S103


View a sample of a funded and unfunded application that were used at the 2018 Grants Writing Workshop. 

Click here for a list of non-profit foundation awards available to international applicants. 

Below are presentations from the 2018 Grants Writing Workshop: 

Helpful Articles

“How To Get Funded” by Jae H. Park, MD (2011 YIA)

“Grant Writing:  10 Tips from a Successful Researcher” by Ezra Cohen (2003 YIA, 2005 CDA)

“Submitting a Great Mentor Letter for Your Grant and Award Applications” by Dawn L. Hershman, MD (2002 CDA, 2007 ACRA in Breast Cancer, 2015 CERP)

“Five Mistakes to Avoid in Your YIA Grant Application” by Thomas Flaig, MD and Wells Messersmith, MD, FACP (2004 YIA)