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Fellow Application Instructions

Nominees for ASTRO Fellowship must demonstrate significant service or leadership in ASTRO. Examples of service may include election or appointment to a leadership role, service on an ASTRO committee or task force, involvement as a surveyor, or in the organization of an Educational Program. Presentation at the annual meeting, or moderation of a session at ASTRO should be included in the “research” or “education” section of the nominee’s application, not as “service.” Extensive volunteerism and patient advocacy as related to ASTRO will also be considered. Service to other organizations will be considered in context of the total application, but are not a substitution for service to ASTRO.

Please read the ASTRO Fellow nomination and selection process document for eligibility requirements and other criteria in its entirety.

  • Complete the entire Fellow Application (preferred). You can also complete the application using the PDF version. You can download, print, complete and mail the form to ASTRO. (The PDF application must be completed using Internet Explorer).

Send application form and supporting documentation by mail or email to:
ASTRO Fellows Selection Committee
Attn: Anna Arnone
251 18th Street South, 8th Floor
Arlington, VA 22202 

  • Required supporting documentation and letters include:
     
    • One letter of nomination from an ASTRO Fellow.
    • Three letters of support from the approved list. Only one letter of support may come from a nominee’s business partner.
    • A current curriculum vitae.
     
  • Please note that letters of nomination and support can be sent directly from the nominator or supporter to ASTRO. However, ASTRO prefers that all letters of nomination and support be attached to the application. Candidates choosing to have letters sent directly to ASTRO are responsible for ensuring they reach the ASTRO offices by the submission deadline of May 10, 2019.
     
  • Completed applications, including all supporting documentation and letters, must be postmarked by May 10, 2019, in order to be considered during for 2019 ASTRO Fellow evaluation process.

For questions, contact Anna Arnone, Vice-president, Member Relations and Communications.


Instructions for Letters of Nomination or Support

  • Only ASTRO Fellows may nominate a candidate for Fellow status.
     
  • Letters of support must be from eligible ASTRO members including:
     
    • Current or former members of the ASTRO Board of Directors
    • ASTRO Gold Medalists
    • Current or former departmental chairs
    • ASTRO Fellows 
     
  • Letters of nomination or support for a FASTRO nominee must outline the nominee’s contribution to the field of radiation oncology and clearly establish the scope and significance of the nominee’s accomplishments.
     
  • Letters of nomination and support are limited to two pages.
     
  • Please note that letters of nomination and support can be sent directly from the nominator or supporter to ASTRO; however, ASTRO prefers that all letters of nomination and support be attached to the application. If the nominee has requested that your letter of nomination or support be sent directly to ASTRO, it must be postmarked by the submission deadline of May 10, 2019.
     
  • All letters of nomination and support must clearly indicate the candidate’s name at the top of the letter.

Required Letter Heading Format

Date
ASTRO Fellows Selection Committee
251 18th Street South, 8th Floor
Arlington, VA 22202
RE: Nomination/Support of John Smith, MD, for 2018 ASTRO Fellowship

Dear ASTRO Fellows Selection Committee,
[body of letter]

For questions, contact Anna Arnone, Vice president, Member Relations and Communications.

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