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General Information

Selection of Participants

The extended application deadline is Monday, May 17, 2021Applicants will be notified of their status by mid-June
The workshop leadership will select a group of 25 total participants based on the materials submitted by the applicant and by the applicant’s sponsor (mentor, program supervisor, or department head; n/a for senior scientists). The majority of accepted participants will be at the trainee level with a very limited number of positions offered to those at the senior scientist level at the discretion of the workshop leadership. The workshop faculty will seek a group of participants who have made outstanding progress in their medical training, who have displayed an interest and competence in clinical or basic research, and who come from a diverse group of training institutions and personal backgrounds. 

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.


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


Following acceptance to the workshop, participants will be required to pay a registration fee to offset the costs of the workshop.  

Accepted trainees (oncology fellows/residents) will be required to pay a minimal registration fee of $745. Senior scientists will be required to pay a registration fee of $1,250 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.