Abstract-Associated Awards

Trainees in the United States and other countries, as well as oncologists from countries with limited resources, are eligible for awards in conjunction with submitting an abstract for the Annual Meeting. These awards are offered through the Conquer Cancer Foundation Grants and Awards Program.


Merit Awards

Based on funding availability at the time of the award, a limited number of Merit Awards will be awarded to fellows and residents whose research is addressed in high-quality abstracts submitted to the Annual Meeting and recognized for its scientific merit. Recipients of Merit Awards are honored with the opportunity to present their abstract at the Annual Meeting and to receive monetary support, complimentary registration for the Annual Meeting, and access to Meeting hotel reservation blocks reserved for ASCO Members. Merit Award candidates must apply for this award at the time of abstract submission.

The first author must meet all of the following requirements to be considered for a Merit Award:

  • Hold a doctoral degree (including but not limited to MD, DO, PharmD, or PhD) or be a doctoral degree candidate at the time of abstract submission
  • Work in an oncology laboratory or clinical research setting
  • Provide a letter of support from their training program director, indicating eligibility for the award
  • Provide a two-page curriculum vitae
  • Agree to present the abstract at the Annual Meeting

You can obtain a full list of information regarding the Merit Awards through the Conquer Cancer Foundation.

This award receives support that may result in a report to the CMS Open Payments Website under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. Supporting companies are required to report the amount of the grant, the names of U.S. physicians who are awarded this award, and the names of their institutions if applicable. This information may appear on the Open Payments Website. Learn more about the Sunshine Act and CMS Open Payments program.

International Development and Education Award 

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO International Development and Education Award (IDEA) provides support for early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting and to visit a cancer center in the United States or Canada. Additionally, the IDEA in Palliative Care (IDEA-PC) is geared toward applicants with a specific interest in palliative and supportive care. The IDEA and IDEA-PC programs are designed to provide continuing medical education, assist in career development, and help recipients establish strong relationships with leading ASCO members who serve as scientific mentors. Submission of an abstract is a preferred, but not required, component of the application process. All applications must be received by January 11, 2017 (5:00 PM EST) . 

You can obtain a full list of the information regarding the IDEA through the Conquer Cancer Foundation.