Long-term International Fellowship and ASCO Journals Editorial Fellowship

Friday, 7 January 2022

Long-term International Fellowship

Please encourage your early-career colleagues to apply for the Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe).  The LIFe program provides early-career oncologists in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs) the support and resources needed to advance their training by deepening their relationship with a mentor at a host institution in the United States, Canada, or Europe. During the one-year fellowship, the recipients receive valuable training and experience, which they use to effect change in cancer care in their home country.  Applications are due January 13!

ASCO Journals Editorial Fellowship

The ASCO Journals Editorial Fellowship is designed to introduce oncology fellows (or their local equivalent) to the peer review, editing, and publishing of medical research manuscripts in journals. The Editorial Fellowship will give participants the opportunity to obtain insight into the peer review process by shadowing experienced journal editors, thereby obtaining a direct and immersive experience in how a manuscript is handled, from submission to final decision.

Participants will be expected to take what they learned and teach their colleagues, so that the program becomes a “training the trainer” model. Those who complete the program successfully will pass on their new knowledge to develop the skills of others. Work on the fellowship will begin in July 2022 and will continue through the ASCO Annual Meeting in June 2023. Work may continue after that by mutual agreement of the fellow and journal editor.

Selected activities for the Fellowship will include:

  • Completion of online reviewer training course
  • Review of selected manuscripts, in consultation with editors
  • Attendance at journal editors’ meeting at ASCO in 2023 (registration paid for by ASCO)
  • Final project to demonstrate what was learned during the program (eg, PowerPoint presentation, written summary, or progress report on a special project related to their editorial experience)


Applicants must be a fellow in training or no more than one year out of training and must be in the field of oncology. Spaces are also available for those interested in biostatistics. Statistical applicants must have a PhD in Biostatistics and be no more than 4 years out of training and must be in the field of oncology. Successful applicants will also have some experience publishing papers and will have specific ideas for what they hope to learn in the program.

All applications must be submitted via the link below by February 18, 2022. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Questions should be directed to pubs@asco.org.

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