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ASTRO Junior Faculty Career Research Training Award

What is the goal of the Junior Faculty Award?

This award was created to stimulate interest in radiation research early in junior faculty’s careers by offering them the opportunity to have focused time for research projects in radiation oncology, biology, physics or outcomes/health services.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if:

  • You are a board-eligible physician or physicist in radiation oncology or a radiobiologist within the first five years of your junior faculty appointment.
  • Your institution is recognized as providing a rich environment for career development and possesses qualified faculty in clinical, translational or basic research to serve as mentors.
  • You have found a primary mentor who, together with you, is responsible for the planning, direction and execution of the program.
  • All applicants and mentors must be active ASTRO members.

In addition, the mentor and a responsible member of the institution/department must demonstrate, in writing, a commitment to your development as a productive, independent investigator.

What are the terms of the award?

Each year, two junior faculty are selected for this award, which provides $100,000 annually for two years. The second year of funding is contingent upon the recipient meeting all the award requirements at the completion of the first year. A third year of support may be available, but it is competitive with new applicants.

At least 50 percent of the recipient’s full-time professional effort must be devoted to the goals of this award. The remainder may be devoted to clinical, teaching or other research pursuits consistent with the objectives of the award. The successful candidate is expected, toward the end of the award period, to apply for grant support through NIH or other national funding mechanisms, such as K08, K23 or equivalent awards.

How do I apply?

Complete the application online. Paper applications will no longer be accepted. The award requirements and obligations can be found below:

Award Requirements and Obligations 

When is the application deadline?

The application site will open on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and will close on Friday, March 25, 2016. 

When does the award begin?

The start date for 2016 awards will be July 1. For any questions please email the research department

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