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General Information

Selection of Participants

The application deadline is Monday, May 3, 2021. Applicants will be notified of their status in mid-June.

The workshop faculty will review and accept applications from early-career scientists (predoctoral students at least in the 4th year at the time of the attending the workshop, postdoctoral fellows, MD residents or fellows, early-career scientists who received their terminal degree < 5 years ago, or junior faculty) and a limited number of senior scientists from academia or industry. Although most applicants generally have doctoral degrees, applicants with MDs are also encouraged to apply. In addition to molecular epidemiologists, we invite applications from geneticists, statisticians, bioinformaticians, molecular biologists, and others. A requirement for the course is that participants must have successfully completed basic course work in epidemiology.  For the virtual workshop, a group of 20-25 participants will be selected. In general, faculty look for applicants with a strong publication record, research experience, clearly articulated and specific goals to conduct integrative molecular epidemiology research, a supportive environment, and a career trajectory with a future as an independent investigator.

The AACR is committed to increasing the participation of traditionally underrepresented minority investigators, as identified by the NCI, in cancer and biomedical research. Individuals from these groups are strongly encouraged to submit applications. Note that selection of workshop applicants will be conducted on a competitive basis, as not all applicants can be accepted each year due to limited space. Applicants who are not selected for the current year are encouraged to reapply.

Eligibility of applicants from the terminated 2020 workshop

Since the 2020 workshop did not take place, we encourage anyone who was eligible for the 2020 workshop to apply again for the 2021. Please submit a new application to ensure that all application details and information are current.

Registration

The workshop accepts early-career participants (predoctoral students at least in the 4th year at the time of the attending the workshop, postdoctoral fellows, MD residents or fellows, early-career scientists who received their terminal degree < 5 years ago, or junior faculty) and a limited number of senior scientists from academia or industry. Following acceptance to the workshop, participants will be required to pay a registration fee to offset the costs of the workshop. 

Early-career participants (predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, MD residents or fellows, early-career scientists who received their terminal degree < 5 years ago, or junior faculty) will be required to pay a minimal registration fee of $500. Senior scientists will be required to pay a registration fee of $1,000 for the workshop.  

Note that no fee is required to submit an application. 

Computer Requirement

Access to a computer with a video camera, microphone, and an internet connection is required to participate in this virtual workshop.