General Information

The application deadline is March 16, 2021

Application Procedure
In summary, the online application procedure requires the following five items:

1.    A completed online application.

2.   A one to two-page description of the clinical trial protocol you intend to write during the Workshop and its feasibility (protocols that are largely written before the Workshop are not acceptable).
3.    Your personal C.V. (electronic version).
4.    A statement explaining why you wish to participate in this Workshop.
5.    A letter of support and feasibility questionnaire from your Program Supervisor or Department Head or mentor in support of your application for this Workshop, submitted online separately.

Detailed instructions for each of these items can be found on the online application. Applications will not be accepted unless they contain all FIVE elements described above. All parts of the application form, including the letter from your sponsor (mentor, supervisor, or department head), must be submitted before the application closes. The deadline for receipt of online applications is Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

Application Instructions
Applications are not currently open. Please use the link below to sign-up to be notified when applications open and more information is available

Only complete online applications will be considered; paper submissions will not be accepted.

For questions about the application process, contact Christine Poole at christine.poole@aacr.org

Selection of Participants
The Workshop faculty will review and accept applications from clinical fellows and junior faculty as described below. The faculty will base their decisions in large part on the quality of the proposed protocol and on the submissions by the applicant and the mentor (Program Supervisor or Department Head). These documents will be scrutinized both for the information they supply about the applicant and the assurances they provide about the participation of the applicant and mentor in the long-term evaluation of the Workshop.

The Workshop organizers have set a priority on increasing the participation of fellows and junior faculty investigators from racial/ethnic minority groups (as identified by the NCI) that are traditionally underrepresented in cancer and biomedical research. Individuals from these groups are strongly encouraged to submit applications. Note that selection of Workshop applicants is conducted on a competitive basis with approximately one-half of the applicants accepted each year due to limited space. Unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to reapply the following year.

Eligibility of applicants from the terminated 2020 Workshop
Although the 2020 Workshop did not take place, we will be extending the eligibility by one (1) year in order to allow anyone who was eligible for the 2020 Workshop to apply again for the 2021 Workshop (please see specific criteria for each applicant type below). Applicants may also resubmit their proposals from 2020 so long as 1) the proposed trial is still relevant and 2) the proposed trial has not been enacted.

Fellows
(Those who will complete their fellowships after July 31, 2021)

The Workshop faculty will select approximately 75 clinical fellows from any oncology subspecialty or radiology who have made outstanding progress in their medical training, who have displayed an interest and competence in clinical cancer research, and who come from a diverse group of training institutions and personal backgrounds.

The 75 fellows selected will be provided with complimentary hotel accommodations at the Workshop hotel for the nights of July 24 through 30 (inclusive) and most meals throughout the Workshop. Fellows selected to participate will be required to pay a registration fee, exact amount to be determined, to offset some of the costs of the Workshop and will be responsible for their own air travel. The Workshop will provide transportation to and from the Denver International Airport.

Junior Faculty
(Those who have completed their fellowships between April 30, 2015 and July 31, 2021)

The Workshop faculty will also select approximately 25 junior faculty – i.e., clinical researchers in training who have already embarked on academic careers; who hold an appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, Instructor, or Lecturer; and who completed their fellowships no earlier than April 30, 2015.

The 25 junior faculty selected will be provided with most meals throughout the Workshop. Those selected will be responsible for their own air travel and hotel accommodations at the Vail Marriott (required). Junior faculty selected to participate will be required to pay a registration fee, exact amount to be determined, to offset some of the costs of the Workshop. The Workshop will provide transportation to and from the Denver International Airport.

Workshop Materials
Faculty members will contribute material to the Workshop syllabus that will be available electronically to all participants. For every lecture and small group discussion session, the syllabus will contain the instructional objectives for the presentation, an outline of the topics to be covered, and a research bibliography of relevant articles and texts.

Workshop Site
The ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop will take place at the Vail Mountain Marriott Resort in Vail, Colorado. All participants must stay at the Vail Marriott. While particularly famous for its outstanding winter skiing, Vail offers a full complement of summer recreational activities – including hiking, golfing, fishing, mountain climbing, horseback riding, and swimming – just a short distance from the hotel.

Transportation from the Airport
Arrangements will be made for shuttle bus transport (a 2-3 hour ride) for Workshop participants between the Denver International Airport and the Vail Marriott on Saturday mid-day, July 24 and again on Friday morning, July 30. All participants will receive the shuttle bus schedule, which are the only buses on which transportation will be provided.