Global Oncology Young Investigator Award

The Global Oncology Young Investigator Award (YIA) provides research funding to early-career investigators to encourage and promote quality research in global oncology and to develop the next generation researchers to address global health needs. Global oncology refers to the application of the concepts of global health to cancer, and implies an approach to the practice of oncology that acknowledges the reality of limited resources in most parts of the world.  

The Global Oncology Young Investigator Award is intended to support:

  1. Research by investigators in low resource settings on scientific questions specific to those settings. This research has potential to offer “reverse innovation” insights that could influence practice in a wide range of practice settings.
  2. Research by investigators in high resource settings on issues in resource-limited settings. 
  3. Collaborative research (high and low resource investigators) on questions of shared concern, such as studying a cancer type that affects a small population in the U.S. but is common in another country.

Applicants are encouraged to be innovative in their research proposal. Proposed research projects could include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical and translational research
  • Innovative care delivery
  • Prevention and palliative care
  • Implementation research
  • Health Systems, Outcomes and Economics research related to cancer control and care

For 2018, the Conquer Cancer Foundation has funding for 5-10 grants, with total awards between $25,000 to $50,000.


Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for the Global Oncology Young Investigator Award:

  • Must have received a doctoral degree (including MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DO, or equivalent doctoral degrees).
  • Must apply within the last year of training or during the first two years of faculty/staff appointment or employment at the time of grant submission.
  • Not required to have oncology-specific training but should demonstrate an interest in oncology or a related branch of science and be working in an oncology setting.
  • Be an ASCO member or have submitted a membership application with the grant application. To apply for new membership, or to renew an existing membership, go to
  • Must have and be able to show proof of appropriate institutional commitment from their institution/organization/employer which includes protected time and the provision of adequate staff, facilities, and resources to the project. The applicant institution/organization/employer must have been operating for at least one full year and have an acceptable management structure and processes in place.
  • Applications may be submitted by the following entities from the U.S. and non-U.S.:
    • Higher Education Institutions
    • Research Organizations
    • Medical and Health-related Organizations
    • Government Organizations (may include medical centers and hospitals that have access to resources and infrastructure to support a research project)
    • Nonprofit Organizations (includes medical societies or associations, advocacy organizations, foundations, hospitals)
    • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Eligible applicants are allowed to hold only one grant from the Conquer Cancer Foundation at a time.

Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted in accordance to the requirements and instructions of the Global Oncology YIA Request for Proposals (RFP). All application materials must be in English and must be submitted through the Grants Portal. Paper applications or applications sent by e-mail or fax will not be accepted.



The 2018 Global Oncology Young Investigator Award is supported by:

This list reflects commitments as of June 1, 2018.