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AACR Annual Meeting 2017

Financial Support for Attendance 

Through the generosity of its supporters and grants from the National Cancer Institute, the AACR is pleased to provide financial support to meritorious undergraduate students and early-career scientists residing anywhere in the world, and also to members of minority groups residing in the United States or Canada that have been traditionally underrepresented in cancer and biomedical research, to assist them in attending the AACR Annual Meeting.

AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards
Approximately 150 Scholar-in-Training Awards of $500 to $2,000 are available for Associate Members in good standing (dues paid through 2016) who are first authors and presenters of meritorious abstracts at the AACR Annual Meeting. These awards are made possible by the generosity of supporting foundations and corporations. Nonmember graduate students, medical students and residents, clinical fellows or equivalent, and postdoctoral fellows who wish to apply for a Scholar-in-Training Award should submit their AACR Membership application by November 10, 2016.

To apply for a Scholar-in-Training Award, applicants must first submit their abstract and then complete a separate Award Application listed under the Application/Awards tab after signing into myAACR. For details on how to apply, please visit the SITA website. Application deadline: November 17, 2016.

AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Scholar Awards
Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR)—a membership group within the AACR—is working to increase the number, participation, visibility, and recognition of minority scientists in cancer research.  AACR Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research and Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards are two of several programs sponsored by MICR in support of its mission. These awards are generously supported by the National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. To learn more, please visit www.AACR.org/MICR or send an email to micr@aacr.org.

AACR Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Awards: AACR Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Awards are intended to increase the scientific knowledge base of underrepresented minority faculty and faculty members at minority-serving institutions, encourage them in their research, and assist in inspiring their students to pursue careers in cancer research.  These awards are available to full-time underrepresented minority faculty members (underrepresented minorities as defined by the NCI include, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native-Americans, Native Pacific Islanders/Hawaiians, and Alaska Natives) and faculty members of minority-serving institutions (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education) who are scientists at the level of assistant professor or above and who are engaged in meritorious basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological cancer research, and are the presenters of meritorious abstracts at the AACR Annual Meeting.  Only citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada may receive one of these awards. For details or to submit an application, visit www.AACR.org/MSI. Application deadline: December 9, 2016.

AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards: The AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards are intended to enhance the education and training of minority researchers and increase the visibility and recognition of minorities involved in cancer research. Eligible scientists are underrepresented minority full-time predoctoral (graduate or medical) students, medical residents, and postdoctoral and clinical fellows who are either engaged in cancer research or have training that could lead to contributions in the field, and are the presenters of meritorious abstracts at the AACR Annual Meeting.  Only citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada may receive one of these awards. For details or to submit an application, visit www.AACR.org/MSA. Application deadline: December 9, 2016.

AACR-Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Scholar Awards
AACR-WICR Scholar Awards are awarded to members of Women in Cancer Research who are full-time scientists-in- training. Graduate students, medical students, residents, clinical fellows or equivalent, or postdoctoral fellows who are the presenters of meritorious abstracts at the AACR Annual Meeting are eligible. For details or to submit an application, visit www.AACR.org/WSA. Application deadline: December 9, 2016.

AACR-Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Scholar Awards for Undergraduate Students
In keeping with the Association’s efforts to promote the education and training of the next generation of able and dedicated scientists, the AACR is pleased to provide AACR-Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Awards for Undergraduate Students. These travel awards provide third-year undergraduates with the funds to participate in two consecutive AACR Annual Meetings. To learn more about this award program, please visit www.AACR.org/Bardos or send an email to scienceeducation@aacr.org. Application deadline: November 30, 2016.

African Cancer Researchers Travel Awards
The African Cancer Researchers Travel Awards are available to eligible investigators in Africa wishing to participate in the AACR Annual Meeting. These awards are intended to enhance the education and training of African scientists engaged in basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological cancer research. Eligible scientists are full-time graduate students, medical students, clinical or postdoctoral fellows, or faculty members. Only applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of a country on the African continent and who currently reside in Africa may receive one of these awards.

To apply for an African Cancer Researchers Travel Award, applicants must first submit their abstract (due November 17, 2016) and then complete a separate award application through myAACR. See detailed instructions.


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