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2019 ASPO/BCRF Fellowship

2019 Cancer Research Fellowship
For Young Scientists at the Postdoctoral or Clinical Fellow Level
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2019 Research Fellowship in Cancer Research: This Fellowship, sponsored by The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), will provide a one-year award of $40,000 per year (2nd year contingent upon funds available and sufficient progress made in Year 1) to an early stage investigator in the U.S. engaged in meritorious cancer prevention research focusing on breast cancer in the clinical setting.

Letter of Intent

Each applicant is required to submit a very brief letter of intent (via e-mail) to the address below by May 28, 2019. This letter should be no more than two paragraphs and should include the following: 1) Name of Applicant and Degree(s) held; 2) Institution and Department Affiliation; 3) Name of Mentor, Degree(s) and Institution Affiliation; 4) Title of Research Project; and 5) Specific Aims of the Project. Letter can be sent to: Heidi Sahel (e-mail:


Candidates must have completed the MD, PhD, or other doctoral degree. Candidates must currently be a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow, but for no more than 4 years prior to the year of the award. Academic faculty holding the rank of assistant professor or higher, graduate or medical students, federal government employees and employees of private industry are not eligible. A candidate need not be a member of ASPO at the time of application, but must be nominated by an ASPO member. Student members may not be nominators.

Application Process

Application should include:

  1. One page statement from applicant regarding his/her research goals.
  2. Letter of recommendation from mentor and a statement from mentor that he/she has reviewed the
    application and discussed it with the applicant.
  3. Evaluation section: Explain how the data generated during this proposal will be used for future grant
    applications and expected publication.
  4. A biosketch is required from applicant and mentor (NIH format is acceptable).

Papers that have been accepted for publication but not yet submitted may be included in the Appendix.

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words. Please use ½ inch margin with 11 pt Arial font.
Deadlines: Letter of Intent – May 28, 2019
Full application due: – June 28, 2019

Selection Process

Applications will receive careful scientific evaluation by a multidisciplinary committee consisting of ASPO members who are experts in basic, behavioral, and clinical cancer research. Applications must be received in complete form by June 28, 2019. After e-mailing a PDF file of the final application to Heidi Sahel ( please send the original to the address below. An application can be found at

For Further Information, contact:
Heidi Sahel
American Society of Preventive Oncology
330 WARF Building, 610 Walnut St., Madison, WI 53726
Telephone: (608) 263-9515; e-mail:

The Fellowship recipient will be announced in July 2019

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To download the application, visit the ASPO 2019 Fellowship Application.

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