Resident Seed Grant

The Resident Committee of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) is acutely aware of the benefit that monetary support for small projects can provide. Given the increased difficulty in obtaining funding, the Resident Committee provides four seed grants annually to fund small but worthwhile projects.

Scholarship Details

ACRO provides four $1,000 grants annually for radiation oncology residents. Of the $1,000 that is awarded, $500 is used to fund the research project, and $500 is used for travel to the ACRO Annual Meeting. Awardees must provide a 1 page interim report of their project and be ready to submit an abstract to the subsequent Annual Meeting by the application deadline.


Applicants must be Resident Members of ACRO and in good standing in a US residency program.
Applicants must list a primary mentor for their project.
All submissions must include the following:
Application Form
Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae
Program Director Acknowledgement Form
Letter of Support from the Project Mentor

2022 Seed Grant Winners

Congratulations to the those clinicians selected as recipients of the 2022 ACRO Seed Grants:

Michael Connor, MD – University of California San Diego

Comron Hassanzadeh, MD, MPH – Washington University

Ryan Hutten, MD – University of Utah

Colton Ladbury, MD – City of Hope

Anna LaVigne, MD – Johns Hopkins University

Asona Lui, MD, PhD – University of California San Diego

Cole Steber, MD – Wake Forest University

Jessica Xing, MD – University of Arizona


Hear from Some of Our Previous Grantees

ACRO Resident Seed Grant 2019-2020
Awardee: Akash Parekh, MD
University of Florida Radiation Oncology

ACRO Resident Seed Grant 2019-2020
Awardee: Mona Arbab, MD
Indiana University Radiation Oncology

ACRO Resident Seed Grant 2019-2020
Awardee: Deborah Marshall, MD
Mount Sinai Radiation Oncology