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03.10.2014 | Applications Are Now Being Accepted for the 2015 International Development and Education Award (IDEA)

Oncologists From Latin America Are Encouraged to Apply!

The IDEA program is designed to provide continuing medical education, assist in career development, and help establish strong relationships with leading ASCO members who serve as scientific mentors to each recipient. 


This award provides early-career oncologists from low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to continue their medical education by:

  • Attending the ASCO Annual Meeting
  • Being paired with a mentor from the United States or Canada
  • Spending additional time at their mentor's cancer center
  • Benefiting from a three year complimentary ASCO membership

Online Applications Open:  October 1, 2014

Completed Applications Due:  January 7, 2015

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the IDEA, eligible applicants with less than 10 years of experience in the field of oncology must complete an application that includes a 250-word essay, a letter of recommendation, and a CV. Strongest consideration will be given to candidates who have submitted an abstract for the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Only online applications will be accepted. All application materials must be submitted in English. Complete details about the application and selection process, award terms, and eligibility requirements are available at

IDEA applications are due January 7, 2015.

Questions? Feel free to contact the ASCO International Affairs Department at +1-571-483-1501 or via e-mail at


Modeled after the IDEA program, IDEA in Palliative Care is designed to provide support to early-career oncologists from low- and middle-income countries who are interested in palliative medicine.

*Applications for the 2015 IDEA-PC are expected to open later this month.  


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