Abstract-Associated Awards

Fellows submitting high-quality abstracts, as well as oncologists from countries with limited resources, are eligible for awards for the Annual Meeting. These awards are offered through the Conquer Cancer Foundation Grants and Awards Program.

Merit Awards

Based on funding availability, a limited number of Merit Awards will be awarded to fellows/oncology trainees whose research is addressed in high-quality abstracts submitted to the Annual Meeting, and recognized for its scientific merit. Merit Award recipients are honored with the opportunity to present their abstract at the Meeting, receive $1,000 in monetary support, complimentary registration for the 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.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet all of the following requirements to be considered for a Merit Award:

  • Be the First Author on the abstract submission and agree to present the abstract if selected for presentation at the Meeting
  • Hold a doctoral degree (including but not limited to MD, DO, PharmD, or PhD) 
  • Be enrolled in an oncology fellowship training program, a radiation oncology residency program, or an equivalent oncology training program 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 curriculum vitae

You can obtain a full list of information regarding the Merit Awards at 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. The 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 WebsiteFind more information about the Sunshine Act and CMS Open Payments program.

James B. Nachman ASCO Junior Faculty Award in Pediatric Oncology

This award is given in memory of James B. Nachman, MD, an internationally renowned pediatric cancer expert. It is awarded each year to a junior faculty member who submits the highest-scoring abstract in pediatric oncology for the ASCO Annual Meeting as determined by the ASCO Scientific Program Committee. The recipient will receive $3,000 in monetary support to attend the Annual Meeting, complimentary registration for the Meeting, and access to Meeting hotel reservation blocks. Candidates must apply for this award at the time of abstract submission.

Eligibility Criteria:

The first author must meet all of the following requirements to be considered for this award:

  • Hold a medical or doctoral degree (MD, PhD, DO, or DNP)
  • Be within 7 years of their first faculty appointment at the time of abstract submission
  • Conduct laboratory, population-based, or clinical research focused on childhood cancer
  • Agree to present the abstract at the ASCO Annual Meeting

In addition, the abstract must be selected for presentation in an oral abstract session.

International Development and Education (IDEA) 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 October 31, 2017.

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