Young Investigator Award


The SSO Young Investigator Award in Surgical Oncology promotes and recognizes 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 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 will provide one award up to $25,000 for one year. The Young Investigator Award is non-renewable. The proposal deadline is Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Learn more about the award criteria and how to apply.

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