The deadline to apply for the 2019 Minority Summer Fellowship was Friday, February 15.
View a list of current and past awardees.
Applicants should identify a mentor of their choosing as part of the application process. Should one need assistance in identifying a mentor, he or she can view a list of volunteer potential fellowship mentors.
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The following requirements must be met for a trainee to be considered for the grant:
The ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship Grant will offer two students a $4,500 package that includes a $3,500 stipend for the eight-week training program (exceptions can be made for a longer program and will need to be approved by ASTRO’s Committee on Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, or "CHEDI") and $1,000 toward the cost of travel to the 2020 Annual Meeting.
The awardee will receive a direct payment of $2,500 paid at the beginning of the fellowship upon receipt of a confirmation letter, project timeline and completed W-9 form (awardees will be given more detailed instructions in their notification letters). ASTRO does not pay indirect costs, overhead costs or salary support for the principal or co-principal investigator and has no responsibility for support beyond that stated in this application. This support is not for the mentor.
After CHEDI reviews and approves the awardee's final report, the awardee will receive an additional $1,000. Final reports must be received by Friday, December 6, 2019 (more details are provided in the application). Awardees who submit reports later than the deadline (unless pre-approved by CHEDI) will not receive this additional $1,000.
The awardee must also submit an abstract to the 2020 ASTRO Annual Meeting before the abstract submission site closes. Regardless of whether or not the abstract is accepted for presentation, the awardee is expected to attend the 2020 Annual Meeting; complimentary registration will be provided whether or not the abstract is accepted for presentation/inclusion.
An additional $1,000 will be granted to help offset travel expenses to and from the 2020 Annual Meeting. Specifically, the awardee will submit travel expenditures with a completed expense form and itemized receipts after attending the meeting and will be reimbursed for up to $1,000 (any additional costs are the responsibility of the awardee). ASTRO will waive the Annual Meeting registration fee for an awardee only if the awardee provides the name and control number of the abstract he or she submitted, regardless of whether or not the abstract is actually accepted for presentation/inclusion.