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. 

Applications for all of our grant opportunities for the 2019 cycle are no longer being accepted. If you submitted an application this year, you will receive an update about your status by July 1, 2019.

Check back in September during the 2019 Annual Meeting to view our current RFAs.

If you would like to be updated about new research funding opportunities in radiation oncology or other oncology fields, please sign up for our email list.

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-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.
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 percent effort on melanoma by an early-career radiation oncologist, radiation or cancer biologist, or physicist.
Frequently Asked Questions Have questions about ASTRO Supported Grants? View our frequently asked questions.

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