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Opening: April 1, 2022
Due date: May 9, 2022
Notification: June 1, 2022
Selected young investigators will be provided:
  • Registration at exclusive 1 ½ day conference featuring sessions with leading faculty on CLL and NHL, professional development, and networking opportunities.
  •  Travel to attend the conference and two nights accommodation at the venue hotel.
  •  Matching with a mentor for regular touchpoints during the year in their specialty.
  •  Quarterly virtual meetings on professional development topics.
  •  Reception to be held at the American Society of Hematology 2022 Annual Meeting.
Top five abstract submissions will additionally receive:
  • An opportunity to present a five-minute oral presentation during the conference recognition as a top performer in the Academy
 
One additional applicant will be recognized for having the top presentation skills.
Eligibility:
The top 25 applicants will be invited to participate in the Next Wave Academy.
  • Applicants must be in their final two years of a fellowship program or within five years post-fellowship
  • Applicants must be US-based and currently employed in active patient care or lab-based research in CLL or NHL or being trained at, an institution in the United States. Applicants must not be employed by a commercial pharmaceutical or other biomedical company.
  • Applicants must hold a MD, PhD, DO or MBBS degree.
  • Selected applicants must commit to actively participating in the program for the full year of activities.
Ineligibility:
  • Individuals residing or working outside of the US at the time of application are not eligible.
  • Individuals who have received independent research funding at the time of application.
Applicants must complete the online application including the materials below:
  • Recommendation letter from fellowship director or thought leader in the field of CLL or NHL
  • CV (maximum five pages)
  • Two minute video explaining why they want to participate in the Next Wave Academy, demonstrating the applicants presentation skills and detailing their goals for the one-year mentoring program
  • Submission of an abstract for the conference
Selection process:
The Steering Committee will review all applications. Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
  • Contribution to science: Clear commitment to an academic oncology career through publication and project efforts, and training to date.
  • Clear goals: Specific and achievable aims for the mentoring program.
  • Abstract quality: Quality of the submitted abstract.
Participant responsibilities:
If selected to participate in the Next Wave Academy, participants are obligated to:
  • Actively participate in the Next Wave Academy conference (DATES), mentorship program and quarterly professional development events
  • Present their submitted abstract during the Next Wave Academy conference
  • Participate in program evaluation