2023 Call for Scholars

The Foundation is looking for outstanding junior clinical or post-doctoral fellows to attend the 2023 Forbeck Forums.

Between now and October 28, 2022, the Forbeck Foundation will be accepting applications for all open 2023 meetings.

April 27 - 30, 2023
Radiotherapy and Immunotherapy Combination
Chaired by Julie Costanzo of Inserm and Lorenzo Galluzzi of Weill Cornell Medical College

September 21 - 24, 2023
Targeting Lipid Biology in Cancer
Chaired by Raymond D. Blind, PhD of Vanderbilt University and Brooke Emerling, PhD of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

September 21 - 24, 2023
Therapeutic Targeting of mRNA Splicing in Cancer
Chaired by Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko, PhD of University of Pennsylvania

September 28 - October 1, 2023
The Biology and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Chaired by Dan G. Duda of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School , Laura Dawson of University of Toronto, and Tim Greten of the NIH

September 28 - October 1, 2023
Systemic Metabolism in Cancer
Chaired by Karen Vousden, PhD of Crick Institute, UK and Matt Vander Heiden MD, PhD of MIT

October 19 - 22, 2023
Uncovering New Mechanisms of LKB1
Chaired by Russell Jones of VanAndel Institute and Reuben Shaw of Salk Institute


  • Scholars may include post-doctoral fellows and clinicians in the early phases of their career
  • Independent investigators should be no further than their first 4 years of appointment
  • Applications are welcome from all nationalities, the only restriction being that candidates must be able to communicate in English due to the interactive nature of the meeting
  • Be able to participate in the Foundation’s Scholar Retreats for the subsequent three years


  • Recipients of the award have an unrivaled opportunity to interact with international experts in their particular field of cancer research
  • Opportunities to interact with other scholars
  • Ability to attend other Forbeck Forums of your choosing
  • Ability to apply for occasional grants available only to Forbeck Scholars
  • Opportunity to chair your own Forbeck Forum in the future
  • Attendance at an annual Scholar Retreat

Apply Today!

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