The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) receives many requests for ASCO endorsement for specific projects from individuals or organizations applying for grants or other competitive opportunities. ASCO has established an internal review process to review requests for letters of support for research projects.

ASCO will provide letters of support only in circumstances where there is a clear role for ASCO or an ASCO representative. ASCO prioritizes projects that shape the future of cancer care through data-driven innovation. Projects that request a letter of support should clearly support ASCO’s mission to conquer cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care. Generally, there must be a specified role in the project where ASCO, an appointed representative, or staff of the Society will serve as a collaborator, a sub-investigator, a contractor or consultant. Other roles might include but are not limited to: an informal consultant, advisory committee member, or data analyst. It is expected that such potential interactions with ASCO will have been discussed during development of the project proposal and prior to the request for provision of a letter of support.

Individuals or organizations wishing to make a request that meets these standards should complete the required form and include a description of the project or grant as well as a draft letter of support for ASCO review. 

For individuals seeking letters of support or recommendation from an ASCO staff member in his or her capacity as a mentor, former supervisor, or colleague, the individual should contact the ASCO staff member directly to request a letter and recognize that the staff member’s recommendation of the individual is not an endorsement by ASCO. 

Apply for a Letter of Support

Questions should be directed to our CENTRA team.