ASCO’s global mentoring programs provide early-career oncologists in LMICs with the support of a Mentor, experience, resources, and trainings that can be used to affect change in cancer care in the participants’ home countries.

International Development and Education Award (IDEA) and IDEA – Palliative Care

The International Development and Education Award (IDEA) and IDEA – Palliative Care provide support for early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries and facilitate the sharing of knowledge between these oncologists and members. The programs pair IDEA Recipients with a leading member “Mentor”, enable Recipients to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting, participate in a post-Meeting visit to their Mentor’s institution, and develop long-term relationships to improve cancer care in their countries.

The Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe)

The Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe) enables early-career member oncologists in low-to-middle-income countries and their mentors in the United States or Canada to extend their collaborations through research fellowships at mentors’ institutions.

International Clinical Research Course+ (ICRC+)

The International Clinical Research Course + (ICRC+) pairs clinical research training with mentorship for a 1-year training program.  It is designed for clinicians with compelling research ideas to improve care within their communities.  The program is delivered in a hybrid format, with both in-person and virtual opportunities.  Participants are required to have identified a local mentor and local resources to support the development of their ideas within their community.  ASCO will then pair participants with a virtual mentor from their region and will offer idea-sharing and networking opportunities with clinician investigators with similar interests.  Didactics include: how to develop a compelling research question; biostatistics for investigators; basic elements of clinical research, research ethics, how to build a research team, interpreting data, and manuscript writing.

Click here to register your interest in learning more about the ICRC+.

Apply for the 2024-2025 ICRC+ Latin America Program

Applications open November 30, 2023 – February 23, 2024 for the ICRC+ Latin America. 

20 investigators from across the region will be selected by the Latin American Regional Council, and the program will run from Fall 2024 – Fall 2025, with an in-person training to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 7-8, 2024.  If selected for the program, mentor matches will be made Spring 2024.

Apply today