Patient Care and Research

Funding Opportunities

NEW This Year!! 

ASTRO is offering Industry Fellowship opportunities to work either at an AstraZeneca or Varian site. The fellowships are open to residents employed by a recognized US research institution at the time the application is submitted. The submission deadline is November 15, 2019, for a start date of July 1, 2020.

Current research funding opportunities

ASTRO funds research in radiation biology, cancer biology and radiation physics. Funding opportunities are available for junior faculty, residents, fellows and postdoctoral fellows.
We are currently accepting applications for the below grant opportunities.

ASTRO-MRA Young Investigator Award 
The checklist to apply is due November 4, 2019, and the full application deadline is November 18, 2019 (5:00 p.m. ET).

All other grant opportunities will be due on February 15, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET)
ASTRO-MRA Young Investigator Award in Radiation Oncology This award provides funding of up to $225,000 over a three-year period to fund a project with at least 50 percent effort on melanoma by an early-career radiation oncologist, radiation or cancer biologist, or physicist.
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-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.
Residents/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Research Seed Grants Seed Grants offer up to $25,000 to residents and fellows hoping to pursue careers in basic, translational or clinical research to support carrying out a pilot project related to radiation treatment. This year ASTRO will also offer a Biology focused Seed grant.
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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions Have questions about ASTRO Supported Grants? View our frequently asked questions.

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