ASTRO Supported Grants
With 10,000 members around the globe, the American Society for Radiation Oncology is the world’s largest medical society specializing in radiation therapies for the treatment of cancer. Each year, ASTRO provides nearly $1 million to fund research and travel as part of the organization’s overall effort to prevent, treat and cure malignancies.
ASTRO’s research awards and grants support work in radiation and cancer biology, radiation physics, translational research and outcomes/health services research. Recipients are chosen by the Research Evaluation Committee, which is comprised of many of the nation’s most noted researchers.
The Junior Faculty 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 cancer treatment.
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.
The Comparative Effectiveness Research Award is a new award which provides $50,000 annually for two years to researchers who are interested in conducting comparative effectiveness research within radiation oncology.
The Minority Summer Fellowship gives first and second year medical students from underrepresented minority groups $2,400 to support an eight-week training program in clinical or basic lab research involving radiation oncology. It also provides $600 to fund attendance at ASTRO’s Annual Meeting.