Patient Care and Research

ASTRO-AAPM Physics Seed Grant

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 ASTRO-AAPM Physics Seed Grant.
Applications were due on February 15, 2020.

What is the goal of the Physics Seed Grant?

The ASTRO-AAPM Physics Resident/Post-Doctoral Fellow Seed Grant is a joint effort to advance the field of radiation oncology in novel ways through the support of talented early-career scientists performing physics and radiation oncology-related research. The aim of the Physics Seed grant is to support the next generation of researchers.

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible if:

  • You show a commitment to a career that focuses on physics-related research with a radiation oncology component.
  • Your institution has a well-established research and clinical career development program and qualified faculty in physics and radiation oncology sciences to serve as mentors.
  • If you are a physics resident, your institution is willing to commit 75 percent of your time to research for at least one year.

What are the Terms of the Grant?

One grant of up to $25,000 will be awarded. The recipient is expected to devote 75 percent of their professional effort toward research.

How Do I Apply?

Complete the application online through Proposal Central. Paper applications are not accepted. View the award requirements and obligations in the full RFA.

When is the Application Deadline?

Applications were due at 11:59 p.m. ET on February 15, 2020.

When does the Grant Begin?

The start date for the 2020 award will be July 1, 2020, and the award cycle will end on June 30, 2021. For any questions, please email the Scientific Affairs Department.

What if I don't finish my work within a year?

ASTRO allows for no-cost extensions on a case-by-case basis. Requests for no-cost extensions must be submitted to ASTRO's Scientific Affairs division.