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Scholar Award Application

Application Process

The Foundation is looking for outstanding junior clinical or post-doctoral fellows to attend the Forbeck Forums.

During the meeting recipients of the award have an unrivaled opportunity to interact with international experts in their particular field of cancer research. The meeting chairs will be responsible for bringing together a small group of international experts in the field to debate the topic and present their latest data to the attendees in a private setting. The meeting is held in a “think-tank” environment where active discussion of new ideas and concepts is promoted. Participation is by invitation only.

  • Scholars may include post-doctoral fellows and clinicians in the early phases of their career. *Independent investigators should be no further than their first 4 years of appointment.
  • Scholars must be able to attend the annual Forum in Lake Geneva, WI on the dates noted below.
  • Applications are welcome from all nationalities, the only restriction being that candidates must be able to communicate in English due to the interactive nature of the meeting.

In addition, award recipients will be invited to participate in the Foundation’s Scholar Retreats for the subsequent three years. This gives them further opportunities to interact with their peers and meet with different groups of international cancer experts. Existing awardees have found these interactions invaluable in developing collaborations as well as opening up a variety of career opportunities. Joining this group also offers awardees the opportunity of being able to apply for other programs sponsored by the Foundation that are only open to Forbeck Scholars.

During this three-year period, where you are interacting with your peers, the Foundation will pay all of your expenses to attend the meetings and offer a stipend to individuals at the end of their tenure period.

Scholars will be invited to attend the following Scholar Retreat meetings that are normally held in Lake Geneva Wisconsin. The 2021 meeting will be May 13-16, 2021. The following years will be the same time but we don't have the exact dates yet.

The Scientific Advisory Board of the Foundation will review all applications and the four successful applicants will be notified by the April 15th.

What you will need to complete the application:

  • Which meeting are you applying for.
  • Submission Title
  • Reason for application (please explain in no more than 200 words your reason for wanting to attend the Forum this year.
  • Summarize your current research interests in no more than 200 words.
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY: Include: Training, Positions and honors, Selected publications, and research support. Please do not include teaching in the CV. Append the relevant information to the application form using Arial font 11 regular. Attach as a PDF.
  • LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION : Each applicant should include a letter of recommendation from an individual who knows their work well. Please attached a letter on the appropriate Institutional letterhead.