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Application Procedure

Applications are no longer being accepted for this workshop. The extended application deadline was Monday, May 17, 2021.


The organizers are primarily seeking applicants who are motivated to build a career as a physician-scientist in translational cancer research: the exciting research front at the interface between basic research and clinical investigations. Ideal candidates are physicians in any stage of laboratory training, clinical fellows in any oncology subspecialty, and those with an MD, PhD degree returning to the lab after clinical training. These applicants should select the “Oncology fellow or resident” option in the application.

The organizers may also accept a small number of applications from senior scientists. Senior scientists are defined as physicians or clinical scientists who are currently transitioning to faculty positions or have already embarked on academic careers. These applicants should select the “senior scientist” option in the application.

Committed to developing a diverse cancer research workforce, the AACR encourages women, individuals from underrepresented groups, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply.

The online application requires the following items from applicants:

  • A completed online application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter of recommendation from your mentor, program supervisor, or department head in support of your application for this workshop (n/a for senior scientist applicants)
  • Short answers to three application questions: 1) summary of career path and research experience, 2) description of career goals for the next 5 years and how this workshop will be of assistance, and 3) description of a scholarly question to be answered in upcoming research

Detailed instructions for each of the items listed above can be found in the online application. Applications will not be accepted unless they contain all the elements described above.

For questions about the application, please contact Amy Baran, PhD, Senior Scientific Program Administrator II, at (215) 446-7192 or [email protected].