October 25-28, 2020
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, FL
The application process occurs during the abstract submission process— this includes travel grants. The deadline to submit an award application was on February 24, 2020.
- Please see “award criteria” when submitting an online abstract for details of each award. Please note: The author or senior author must be an ASTRO member.
- Attendance at the meeting is required to obtain the award and honorarium.
- Please be sure to indicate “resident” or “nurse” in order to be eligible for those awards.
- Notifications were be emailed to first author in late May.
Steven A. Leibel Memorial Award
Steven A. Leibel, MD was a former member of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Board of Trustees and Past President of the ABR. Following his death, a Memorial Fund was established in his memory. For this award, the ABR Foundation will provide two award winners with $2,000 each at the ASTRO Annual Meeting. Winners will be selected by ASTRO leadership and will be selected only from the abstracts designated as Plenary or Clinical Trials presentations. The award winner must be the principal author, ABR board certified or board-eligible, and have completed training in radiation oncology or medical physics no more than 10-years prior to the presentation.
Resident Clinical/Basic Science Research Abstract Awards
This award is designed to promote clinical research by young scientists. The award is granted to the top three resident authors of significant abstracts in biology, clinical practice and physics. The award includes a $1,500 honorarium, a trophy of recognition and complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting.
Basic/Translational Science Abstract Awards
This award is designed to encourage participation by basic and translational scientists. Up to 12 awards will be given to applicants having the top-rated abstracts in biology, clinical practice and physics categories — four awards in each category. The award includes a $1,000 honorarium, certificate of recognition and complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting.
Nurses’ Abstract Award
This award is designed to promote clinical research among radiation oncology nurses. Up to two awards of $1,000 will be presented to the highest rated abstracts with a nursing designation. A certificate of recognition and complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting is included. The candidate must be a first or co-author of an accepted abstract.
International Abstract Award
This grant is designed to foster continuing medical education, assist in career development and help to establish relationships with leading ASTRO members who may serve as scientific mentors to the recipient. One award of $4,000 will be used to support a radiation oncologist in a developing country to attend the ASTRO Annual Meeting and to spend additional time at a comprehensive cancer center within the United States. Complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting is included.
Annual Meeting Travel Awards
To recognize outstanding abstracts submitted by early career scientists, biologists and physicists, up to 15 awards of $1,000 each will be provided to help offset travel expenses to the meeting. Complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting is included. Applications must be submitted during the abstract submission process.
Annual Meeting Resident Recognition Awards
Resident Quick Pitch Oral Abstract Recognition Award
This award will recognize the highest rated abstracts submitted by a resident and accepted as an oral presentation in the Quick Pitch scientific sessions. Winners will receive a trophy. The award is granted to one resident author of a significant abstract in each category: biology, clinical practice and physics.
Resident Poster Viewing Recognition Award
This award will recognize the highest rated abstracts submitted by residents and accepted as a digital poster. Winners will receive a trophy. Up to nine trophies will be awarded. The award is granted to the top three resident authors of significant abstracts in each category: biology, clinical practice and physics.