Improving Diversity and Representativeness of SWOG Cancer Research Network Clinical Trial Participants

The intent of the DEI Career Development Award is to provide a motivated candidate with the opportunity to build or further their career within SWOG, and to lead a network-wide project with the potential to impact clinical trials and cancer care for patients everywhere.

Specifically, the award aims to assist in the implementation of new systems, processes, and procedures to increase the diversity of SWOG trials. The system, unique to SWOG, is laid out in a new training program called TeamScience@SWOG: Improving Diversity and Representativeness of Clinical Trial Participants.

The implementation will be a partnership between the SWOG patient advocate and recruitment and retention committees, and give the grantee deep, direct experience in improving clinical trial accessibility, increasing diversity in cancer trial participants, and leading significant organizational change.

Request for Applications

Applications due: March 1, 2021 
Award announced: May 1, 2021 
Period of award: July 2021 through July 2023 


  • Applicants from various disciplines (i.e., social sciences, education, health sciences, social policy, behavioral health, etc.) are encouraged; need not be an MD/oncology researcher to apply.
  • Applicants who are not yet individual members of SWOG may apply, contingent upon joining prior to start of fellowship period.

To apply, please complete the form below:

  • If unknown, contact or your institutional PI.
  • If no, please see to learn about and initiate the individual application process. Or, contact with questions.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Please see RFA for details. All packet materials should be compiled and submitted as one PDF.

Window to submit full applications will open February 2, 2021.