Abstract submission is now closed for the ‘NCRI Festival: Making cancer research better together’. All submitted abstracts are being reviewed, and authors will be notified of their acceptance shortly. 

There are a range of prestigious awards and prizes on offer at the ‘NCRI Festival: Making cancer research better together’ which will take place on 8-12 November 2021. When submitting an abstract you’ll be able to select the award you’d like to apply for. Please make sure you check your eligibility before applying.


ACP McElwain and President’s Prizes

Applications from medical oncology trainees are invited for the ACP Prizes (£1,000 each).

Eligibility: The Prizes are awarded annually to UK trainees in Medical Oncology who have performed high-quality research on either clinical or basic research related to cancer.

The prize: Two McElwain Prizes will be awarded (each with a value of £1000), one for a clinical project and one for basic/translational research, in addition to the President’s Prize. The prize winners will be invited to give an oral or poster presentation at the virtual NCRI Festival, taking place from 8th-12th November 2021, with conference registration paid.  The prize winners will also be asked to present their work at the annual Cancer Physicians in Training weekend in the autumn (currently planned for 15th-17th October in Bristol, or virtual if mandated by COVID restrictions).

Deadline: 14 May 2021

For further details on the application process, please visit the ACP website. If you are a UK trainee in medical oncology and interested in applying for the prize, but not currently a member of the ACP, please contact Alison Norton (alison.norton@icr.ac.uk ) about membership.

Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) Award

The CCLG Prize will be offered for the best abstract on childhood cancer research. The award is aimed at young scientists and clinicians who are in training or in the early stages of their career.

Eligibility: Entrants must be in training or in the early stages of their career (within ten years of their MD/PhD).

Selection of the winner: A group of scientists and clinicians from the CCLG Research Advisory Group and the CCLG Executive Board will review the abstracts of eligible submitters who have had an abstract accepted for inclusion in an e-poster presentation. The group will select the winner of the prize from these abstracts.

The prize: The winner gets a certificate, £250 and the abstract will be considered for an oral presentation in a session at the NCRI Festival

Deadline: 13 June 2021

To apply please select this prize when you submit an abstract. (Applications will open on 12 April – 13 June 2021)

National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Awards

These awards will be offered to up to 5 high-quality abstracts submitted for the NCRI Festival.

Eligibility: Open to basic, translational and clinical researchers. To be eligible for this award, entrants must be undertaking either clinical or non-clinical research, and preferably be within one year of graduation in doctoral studies (PhD or equivalent). High-quality abstracts submitted by more senior researchers may be considered if the judging panel feels they are worthy of recognition.

Selection of the winner: A judging panel will review the entries and offer this award to up to 5 of those deemed to have submitted the best abstracts. Winners will be notified before the NCRI Festival.

The award: Recognition on the event webpage and social media, award certificate and complimentary registration to the NCRI Festival.

Deadline: 13 June 2021

To apply please select this option when you submit an abstract. (Applications will open from 12 April – 13 June 2021)

National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Future of Research Awards

Up to 5 early career researchers and trainees who are formally involved in an NCRI Group and submit a high-quality abstract for presentation at the NCRI Festival can be considered for these awards.

Eligibility: Open to all early career researchers and trainees who are members of an NCRI Group (e.g. NCRI Lung Group, CMPath) at the time of submission.

Selection of the winner: A judging panel will review the entries and award up to 5 of those deemed to have submitted the best abstracts. Winners will be notified before the NCRI Festival.

The award: Recognition on the event webpage and social media, award certificate and complimentary registration to the NCRI Festival.

Deadline: 13 June 2021

To apply please select this option when you submit an abstract. (Applications will open from 12 April – 13 June 2021)

 

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Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) Ross Award 

Endowed by Dr WM Ross, a past President of the College, this award is presented to the clinical oncologists in training or recently appointed consultants adjudged to have presented the best poster at a College meeting. The procedure for determining this award was originally set by the Board of Faculty of Clinical Oncology. 

The award has been historically given at the NCRI Cancer Conference. One prize is awarded annually for the best poster presentation. For 2021 this will be given to the best e-poster at the NCRI Festival. 

Eligibility: The first or second-named author must be a clinical oncologist in training or a recently appointed (in first consultant post less than two years) clinical oncologist and a member in good standing of the Royal College of Radiologists. The winner must register and attend the NCRI Festival to receive their prize. 

Selection of the winner: Entrants for the e-poster award will be required to produce an e-poster for the NCRI Festival, a panel of judges from the RCR will then award the prize to the best e-poster. 

The prize: In addition to recognition on the event webpage, social media and an award certificate, the winner of the award will be presented with a £250 cheque.  

Deadline: 13 June 2021 

To apply please select this prize when you submit an abstract. (Applications will open on 12 April – 13 June 2021)