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2019 Publication Award Winner | New Funding Opportunity (Fall 2019, Vol. 9, No. 3)

Race for Research in Chicago
Join us for the 10th annual ROI 5K. There's still time to register and be sure to pack your gear to run or walk with hundreds of other ASTRO Annual Meeting attendees on Monday!
2019 ROI Publication Award Winner
David Palma, MD, PhD, will be honored on Sunday as the lead author of the manuscript detailing the results of the SABR-COMET trial. James E. Bates, MD, and Joshua Rodríguez-López, MD, will be recognized with Honorable Mentions.
 
Consider Giving Monthly
ASTRO Board Member Sameer Keole, MD, FASTRO, makes a monthly recurring gift to the ROI as an easy way to support the researchers who are going to push the field of radiation oncology forward. 
New Funding Opportunity Focuses on Diversity
Submit your unique ideas for research that will help reduce disparities in care, increase participation of underrepresented groups in clinical trials and improve workforce diversity in radiation oncology.
ROI Resources for Your Financial Planning
Space is still available for the ROI Financial Planning breakfast on Sunday morning at the ASTRO Annual Meeting. Learn more about our interactive online tools, too.  
 
Ritsuko Komaki-Cox, MD, FASTRO
Ritsuko Komaki-Cox, MD, FASTRO, is a long-time member of the ROI Founders' Circle and recently made a generous gift to fund residents' research. 
See You in the Second City
Deborah A. Kuban, MD, FASTRO, and Colleen A.F. Lawton, MD, FASTRO, invite you to join the ROI for a variety of exciting events and activities at the ASTRO Annual Meeting.
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New Funding Opportunity Focuses on Diversity

The ROI is excited to release our latest request for proposals (RFP), “Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Radiation Oncology.” With all our RFPs, the ROI seeks to address a current issue or challenge within the field of radiation oncology, and the need to increase diversity both in terms of patient care and the radiation oncology workforce has been highlighted in recent publications and community discussions. This new funding opportunity will provide support to researchers pursuing innovative solutions to:

  • Reduce disparities in care for patients receiving radiation therapy
  • Increase participation of underrepresented groups in clinical trials
  • Improve diversity in the radiation oncology workforce

The proposed research must also focus on one or more of the ROI’s priority topic areas of communication, quality and safety, toxicity management, comparative effectiveness and value of radiation therapy. Special consideration will be given to proposals that use highly innovative methodologies or are not otherwise fundable through traditional sources.

Budgets for the proposed projects should typically be limited to $50,000 over two years, but larger budgets will be considered with the firm limit that costs may not exceed $100,000.

The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the “Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Radiation Oncology” RFP is October 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. For those invited to submit a full proposal, all application materials will be due at the end of January 2020. Awarded grants will be announced in May 2020. LOIs and proposals must be submitted through the ROI portal on proposalCENTRAL. See the complete RFP for details.

The ROI is looking forward to seeing many novel and creative ideas for how to improve diversity and health equity in radiation oncology.