The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) is offering travel grants to encourage radiation oncologists to attend group meetings in person and to actively participate in the development of radiation oncology-driven clinical trials and secondary analyses from completed studies. This program is open to trainees as well as investigators at all stages of development who are interested in the development of cancer clinical trials.
This conference is scheduled to be held in Washington, DC, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel (soon to be a Westin) from Wednesday, October 25 to Friday, October 27, 2023. Learn more about the Group meeting here. Awardees will receive further information regarding meeting-related expenses that will be covered or reimbursed, including transportation, lodging, and meals.
Application Process and Deadline:
Applicants should submit an email to Anuradha (Bapsi) Chakravarthy, MD (Vanderbilt University), Chair of the ECOG-ACRIN Radiation Oncology Committee, at email@example.com, that includes the following documents as Adobe PDF files:
(1) Write a brief cover letter explaining your motivation for attending the meeting. If you wish to discuss a research concept (which may be at any stage of development), please briefly describe any ongoing work or data that may support your proposal. Include an email address for future contact.
(2) Attach a current curriculum vitae or NIH-style biosketch
The deadline for submission has been extended to Friday, September 15, 2023, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Eligibility Criteria and Review Process:
This program is open to trainees, residents, and investigators in radiation oncology who are interested in developing clinical trials. Based on the number of applications and the availability of funds, completed applications will be reviewed and ranked with preference given to junior investigators (including senior residents), physicians with potential trial/study concepts, and ECOG-ACRIN membership status of the applicant’s institution. Awardees will be notified via email by Tuesday, September 11, 2023.
Conference Health and Safety:
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group conference attendees should review the Washington, DC, and federal CDC public information websites for the most up-to-date guidance.