The SIOP Scientific Committee is pleased to announce the introduction of awards for Young Investigators to attend the SIOP 2014 Congress in Toronto from 22 to 25 October 2014. These awards are designed to give young investigators, working in the field of paediatric oncology, the opportunity to present their original research at the premier international meeting for paediatric oncology. The awards will be given to the top abstracts, selected according to the predefined general quality criteria, i.e. prospective multicentre studies, as well as presentation of large translational projects.
The selected recipients will not only receive funding of up to 1,500 Canadian Dollars towards their travel and accommodation costs, they will also have the opportunity to participate in a dedicated Young Investigator session. This session, in a roundtable discussion format with senior colleagues, will cover career development and networking strategies for young investigators.
Even if you are not eligible yourself, we would encourage you to share this information with your younger colleagues or other interested parties.
- To be eligible to be considered for an award the applicant must be a young investigator (born after 31 December 1973) working in the field of paediatric oncology.
- Abstracts should be submitted in the normal way via the SIOP 2014 website and the box ticked to indicate the lead author is a young investigator.
- The work described in the abstract should be original research and should not have been presented elsewhere.
- The recipients of the Young Investigator Participation Grants will be decided by the SIOP Scientific Committee from the abstracts selected following the abstract review.
- Recipients will receive up to 1,500 Canadian Dollars towards their travel and accommodation (receipts will be required).
- Recipients will be able to register at the early, residents/ fellows' rate of 325 CAD, even after the early rate deadline.
- Applicants must send a copy of their valid passport and a letter of support from their mentor or head of department, confirming that they are not receiving funding elsewhere and that the work described in the abstract has not previously been presented. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Supporting documents should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 April 2014.