Patient Care and Research

Funding Opportunities

ASTRO funds research in radiation biology, cancer biology and radiation physics. Funding opportunities are available for junior faculty and residents. 

RFAs for our 2018 grant cycle are now closed. Applications for most of our grants will open on October 15, 2018. The ASTRO-MRA Award is open for submissions now!

All applications for ASTRO grants must be submitted through Proposal Central, and applications for the 2019 funding year will be due on February 15, 2019.

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If you have questions, please email the Scientific Affairs Department.

ASTRO-BCRF Award This award provides $100,000 annually for two years to help develop the careers of promising junior faculty by allowing them dedicated time to work on research relevant to radiation oncology and the treatment and cure of breast cancer.
ASTRO-MRA Early Career Investigator Award in Radiation Oncology This award provides funding of up to $200,000 over a three-year period to fund a project with at least 50% effort on melanoma by an early-career radiation oncologist, radiation or cancer biologist, or physicist.
ASTRO-PCF Award This award provides $75,000 annually for three years to further the career of a young investigator and fund research projects in radiation oncology which further the treatment or cure of prostate cancer.
Resident/Fellow in Radiation Oncology Research Seed Grants Seed Grants offer up to $25,000 to residents and fellows hoping to pursue careers in basic science or clinical research to support carrying out a pilot project related to radiation treatment.
ASTRO-AAPM Physics Resident/Post-Doctoral Fellow Seed Grant (Physics Seed) The Physics Seed is a joint effort to advance the field of radiation oncology in novel ways through the support of early-career scientists performing physics and radiation oncology-related research.
Minority Summer Fellowship Award The Minority Summer Fellowship Award introduces medical students from backgrounds that are under-represented in medicine to the discipline of radiation oncology early in their medical education.
Frequently Asked Questions Have questions about ASTRO Supported Grants? View our frequently asked questions.

Current NCI Funding Opportunities

In additional to ASTRO's funding sources for radiation oncology professionals, here are some recent funding opportunities from the National Cancer Institute which may be relevant to radiation oncology researchers:

Grant Funding Opportunities from Our Affiliates

The Royal College of Radiologists Fellowships
The Royal College of Radiologists Research and Travel Awards 
Susan G. Komen Career Catalyst Research Grants

Submit a radiation therapy-related topic for the Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge!

The Radiation Society of North America is holding a workshop titled "RSNA Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal Workshop" on March 16th-17th, 2018. There is an associated $225 registration fee. Click here to register.

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