Young Investigator Award


The SSO Foundation Young Investigator Award in Surgical Oncology promote and recognize translational or clinical research that advances innovative ideas and concepts designed to improve health outcomes through advances in the delivery of cancer-related care.

Translational science is defined as research that accelerates the transition of scientific discoveries into clinical applications by efficiently by generating new knowledge that has clinical application.

Proposals in the area of health care delivery research include:

  • Quality of cancer care research
  • Cost effectiveness and decision analysis
  • Meta-analysis
  • Survey analysis
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Qualitative research
  • Health disparities research
  • Operations research
  • Health economics
  • Quality of life and patient-reported outcomes
  • Patient safety


The SSO Foundation will provide one melanoma-related award up to $25,000 for one year. The Young Investigator Award is non-renewable. The proposal deadline has been extended to Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Learn more about the award criteria and how to apply.

Awards Recipients

2017 Young Investigator Award recipient

2016 Young Investigator Award recipient