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Patient Care and Research

ASTRO Seed Grants

Applications are being accepted for the following 2021 ASTRO Seed Grants:

  • Residents/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Seed Grant
  • Residents/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Biology Seed Grant

For details and guidelines, please see the Program Announcements on the Proposal Central application site. You may only apply to one of the seed grant opportunities. 

What is the goal of the ASTRO Residents/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Seed Grant?

This grant is designed to fund novel projects, and support residents or fellows who are interested in radiation-oncology related basic science, or clinical research. 

What is the goal of the ASTRO Residents/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Biology Seed Grant?

This grant is designed to fund novel projects, and support residents or fellows performing biological research in radiation oncology and/or cancer focused sciences. The biology-focused seed grant will support the next generation of researchers who are planning a career in basic science or translational research. 

Each grant will provide up to $25,000 for one year to the selected applicant's Institution. 

How do I apply?

Applications must be submitted online at ProposalCentral. Paper applications are not accepted. 
Applications are due on February 26, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET (GMT-5).

Program Contact

For more information please contact the Department of Scientific Affairs.

Previous Award Winners and Abstracts

Investigating the immunomodulatory effects of radiation with and without immune checkpoint inhibition in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
microRNA-15a regulation of endothelial radiation sensitivity
The role of miR-34 in the DNA damage response and cancer cell immune evasion via regulation of PD-L1 after ionizing radiation
Redox imaging in cervical cancer as a predictive biomarker for traditional and novel therapeutics
Targeting Glutamine Metabolism to Overcome Radioresistance
Focused Ultrasound-induced blood brain barrier disruption in Immunotherapy
Immuno-PET as non-invasive biomarker of the microenvironment
Non-canonical mRNA translation in breast cancer
Perfusion CT for lung tumors treated with SABR
Role of radiation in adaptive and de novo immune resistance
miR-21 in breast cancer progression and sensitivity to therapy
Engaging antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity
Radiation induced specific immune responses
Hedgehog pathway modulation of radiotherapy resistance in head and neck cancer
EMT as a therapeutic target in prostate cancer