Trainee Travel Awards for ACRO 2020 Annual Meeting

Application and Grant Details

Deadline extended: January 24, 2020


The American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) is pleased to offer Resident Travel Grants to the ACRO Annual Meeting, February 27-29, 2020 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

The ACRO Resident Committee is acutely aware of the benefit that monetary support for travel to large national meetings can provide. Therefore, the committee is offering travel grant funding to medical students and resident members of ACRO, currently in good standing at training programs in the United States. Travel grants will be preferentially awarded to students or residents with abstract submissions to the annual meeting, who do not have departmental support for travel to meetings. The committee will review applications, and offer up to 20 travel grants to eligible applicants attending the 2020 ACRO Annual Meeting.

Travel Grant Details
  • ACRO will provide up to 20 $500 travel grants for radiation oncology trainees for travel to the ACRO Annual Meeting, February 27-29, 2020.
  • Expenses exceeding the grant funds will be the responsibility of the recipient.
  • Recipients must make all arrangements to attend the meeting.
  • Final acceptance and disbursement of funds is subject to review and final approval by ACRO Resident Committee and Scientific Program Committee.
  • Failure to comply with program requirements may be subject to award revocation at the discretion of the ACRO Board of Chancellors and ACRO Resident Committee.
  • ACRO Membership: Applicants must be members of ACRO and in good standing at a US medical school, radiation oncology residency or fellowship program. Applications for membership can be found at
  • Submission Requirements: All submissions must include the following:
    • Application Form (below)
    • Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae
    • Applicant’s Abstract Submission for ACRO Annual Meeting (if applicable)
    • Personal Statement
    • Letter of Support from Radiation Oncology chairman or program director
  • Submission deadline: All submissions must be submitted via the ACRO website no later than the extended deadline of January 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM.
  • Submissions will be assessed and travel grants will be awarded by members of the ACRO Resident Committee with input from the Board of Chancellors and Scientific Program Committee as needed.
    • Our industry sponsors have no role in the candidate selection process.
Documentation Requirements
  • Letter of support: The program chairman or program director should indicate if the trainee has any level of departmental financial support for travel to the annual meeting, and if an abstract submission warrants the applicant department funding. Specifically, this letter must also indicate that the department supports and approves time away to attend the 2020 ACRO Annual Meeting.
  • Personal statement: Please describe your interest and/or experience with leadership in radiation oncology, specifically how you foresee involvement in ACRO, and motivation to attend the annual meeting. Include your goals for the meeting and how this experience may impact your future as a radiation oncologist and contribution to ACRO as a resident (eg on the resident committee). Tell us about your desire to become active in ACRO, both at the annual meeting and as a participating member of the organization thereafter. Feel free to include your educational and personal goals for the meeting, and long term vision for your career as a radiation oncologist.
  • Travel confirmation: Confirmation of travel reservations must be provided to ACRO at least two weeks prior to the annual meeting

The Submission Deadline has Passed