Scholar-in-Training Awards: Annual Meeting

View the list * (Adobe Reader required) of the 2014 Scholar-in-Training awardees. 

Since its inception in 1986, the AACR Annual Meeting Scholar-in-Training Award program has provided more than 4,700 grants to young investigators and has received support from more than 40 cancer research foundations, corporations, individuals and other organizations dedicated to the fight against cancer. 

Award Eligibility

  • Abstract submission and acceptance required and the applicant must be the first abstract author and presenter.
  • AACR membership required; applicant must be an AACR member in good standing (dues paid for the current calendar year); nonmembers must complete an application for AACR membership prior to the abstract submission deadline (the membership application will be applied to 2014 membership dues).
  • Applicants must currently be mentored; graduate students, medical students and residents, and clinical and postdoctoral fellows or equivalent, traveling from any country in the world.
  • Completed certification form required. This form may be found in the abstract submission portal. The completed form must be sent to by the December 3, 2014 deadline.
  • Applicants may apply for more than one travel award, but may only receive one.
  • Employees or subcontractors of for-profit private industry are not eligible.


Note: Selection for a poster session or minisymposium does not guarantee that the presenter will receive an AACR Scholar-in-Training Award. Due to the number of submissions, only the Awardees will be notified. The names of the award recipients will be posted on the AACR website in March 2015.

Award Terms

A reimbursement check ($500-$2,500 depending on the recipient's country of residence and travel award funder) will be presented to the recipient at the Annual Meeting when photo identification is provided. Recipients may pick up their check and welcome package starting Sunday, April 19, at the Associate Member Resource and Career Center.

Photo identification will be required to collect the award check. If an award recipient is unable to attend the meeting or will not be the presenter of the abstract, the award must be forfeited. Awards are not transferable.

Award recipients are required to pay the annual meeting registration fee and make their own travel and housing arrangements. Therefore, all Scholar-in-Training Award applicants are encouraged to register immediately to take advantage of the reduced advance registration rates. Booking travel and housing early will also ensure that the lowest rates will be available. Proper documentation of travel, housing, registration and/or subsistence expenses (receipts) will be requested from residents of the United States; these awards may be considered taxable income by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service if documentation of expenses is not provided.

The time, date and location of receptions will be sent with award notifications. Please plan to attend.


Elizabeth Dempsey, Program Coordinator