ASTRO 2023 Grant & Fellowship Program 2023

ASTRO funds research for junior faculty, residents, fellows, and postdoctoral fellows in support of radiation oncology researchers’ careers.

Funding Opportunities – Research Grants

Residents/Fellows Seed Grants

The Seed Grants provide up to $25,000 over 1 year. They are designed to foster the research careers of residents and fellows interested in radiation oncology related basic, translational and/or clinical research. Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. residency or fellowship at the time of application.

ASTRO Residents/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Seed Grant and ASTRO Residents/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Biology Seed Grant
Application Deadline: 
February 10, 2023; 11:59 p.m. ET (GMT-5)

These grants will support trainees developing any area of research that has the potential to advance the radiation oncology field. The biology-focused seed grant supports trainees advancing biological research in radiation oncology and/or cancer focused sciences.

To apply and view the detailed Program Announcement, visit ProposalCentral.

ASTRO-AAPM Physics Residents/Postdoctoral Fellows Seed Grant
Application Deadline:
 February 15, 2023; 11:59 p.m. ET (GMT-5)

This is a joint effort with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) to support the research of medical physics residents and postdoctoral fellows, and advance their careers. The proposed project must be focused on physics-related research in radiation oncology. Applicants (PhD or equivalent) must be a postdoctoral fellow or medical physics resident, and be a member of ASTRO and AAPM or have applied for the respective memberships at the time of application. Up to two awards are anticipated. To apply and view the detailed eligibility criteria, visit the AAPM website.

ASTRO-LUNGevity Residents/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Seed Grant (Coming Soon)
Application Deadline:
 Spring 2023

This is a joint effort with the LUNGevity Foundation (LUNGevity) to foster the career advancement of residents or fellows conducting radiation oncology related research for the benefit of patients with lung cancer. Specific areas of interest may include but are not limited to basic, translational, and clinical research, health services research, and population science.

ASTRO-Industry Radiation Oncology Research Training Fellowships

Fellowship Application Deadline: January 6, 2023; 11:59 p.m. ET (GMT-5)

These fellowships provide opportunities for early-career physician scientists and scientists to obtain mentored training in an industry setting for up to one year. To apply and view the detailed Program Announcements, visit ProposalCentral.

ASTRO-AstraZeneca Radiation Oncology Research Training Fellowships
Two fellowships are designed to provide U.S.-based residents or other trainees with real-world training experience in the development, administration and application of sponsored clinical research and real-world studies from a pharmaceutical company perspective. Opportunities within AstraZeneca programs focused on immuno-oncology and targeted therapies as treatment strategies for non-small cell and small cell lung cancer are included.

ASTRO-Nanobiotix Radiation Oncology Research Training Fellowship
This fellowship is designed for U.S.-based residents or postdoctoral fellows interested in gaining experience across the life cycle of pharmaceutical product development from Phase I through IV. Based on the principles of radiation using nanophysics, the fellow will gain experience in using the principles of radiation to understand combination therapy from translational to clinical research. The fellow will also gain experience in medical affairs and will work with scientific experts globally in radiation, and medical oncology.

ASTRO-Novocure Radiation Oncology Research Training Fellowship
Providing an opportunity to spend a year in Israel, this fellowship is designed to provide training and in-depth understanding on Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) dosimetry and treatment planning through active participation in R&D projects. Targeted candidates are medical physicists or clinicians with backgrounds in engineering or the exact sciences (physics, math, computer sciences).

ASTRO-Varian Radiation Oncology Research Training Fellowship
This fellowship is designed for U.S.-based residents and other trainees to receive radiation oncology related training in an industry setting. The fellow can expect to work with Varian in the research and development area(s) of: radiobiology, immunotherapy, applications of artificial intelligence in radiation oncology, information systems, treatment planning, imaging and image-guidance, new hardware for treatment delivery systems and quality assurance.

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