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AACR Annual Meeting 2018

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

Scholar-in-Training Awards of $500 to $2,000 are available for Associate Members in good standing who are the 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 applications by Nov. 27, 2017.

To apply for a Scholar-in-Training Award, an applicant must first submit an abstract, and then complete a separate Award Application. Application deadline: Dec. 7, 2017.

AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR)-Sponsored 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. The AACR Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar Awards and Minority Scholar 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. Learn more about these awards or email with any questions.

AACR Minority and Minority-Serving Institution (MMSI) Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Awards: Full-time minority faculty and faculty of Minority-Serving Institutions (Historically Black Colleges and Universities [HBCUs], Hispanic-Serving Institutions [HSIs], American Indian Tribally-Controlled Colleges and Universities [AITCCUs], and other postsecondary institutions as defined by the U.S. Department of Education) who present a proffered paper at this conference are encouraged to apply for this meritorious scholar award. Supported by a generous grant from the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities of the National Cancer Institute, the purposes of these awards are to increase the scientific knowledge base of minority faculty and faculty at MSIs, to encourage them in their research, and to assist in inspiring their students to pursue careers in cancer research. Only citizens of the United States or Canada or scientists who are permanent residents of these countries may receive one of these awards. Learn more about these awards. Application deadline: Jan. 4, 2018.

AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards: Presenters of a proffered paper who are full-time predoctoral (graduate or medical) students, residents, and clinical or postdoctoral fellows who are engaged in cancer research or have the training and potential to make contributions to this field are encouraged to apply for this meritorious scholar award. Supported by a generous grant from the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities of the National Cancer Institute, this program applies only to racial/ethnic minority groups that have been identified by the NCI as being traditionally underrepresented in cancer and biomedical research, i.e., African American/Black, Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and Native Pacific Islander. Only citizens of the United States or Canada or scientists who are permanent residents of these countries may receive one of these awards. Learn more about these awards. Application deadline: Jan. 4, 2018.

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, and postdoctoral fellows who are presenters of meritorious scientific papers at the AACR Annual Meeting are eligible. Learn more about these awards. Application deadline: Jan. 4, 2018.

AACR Undergraduate Scholar Awards
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 Undergraduate Scholar Awards. These travel awards provide third-year undergraduates with the funds to participate in two consecutive AACR Annual Meetings. Learn more about these awards or email​ with any questions. Application deadline: Jan. 4, 2018.

African Cancer Researchers Travel Awards
The African Cancer Researchers Travel Awards are available to eligible early-career investigators in Africa wishing to participate in the AACR Annual Meeting. The travel awards include complimentary registration and housing to the Annual Meeting in addition to up to $2,000 towards the cost of travel and meals. Eligible scientists are full-time graduate students currently engaged in their doctoral research, residents, clinical or postdoctoral fellows, and early-career researchers (within 15 years of doctoral-level degree conferral at the time of application). 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. Learn more about these awards. Application deadline: Dec. 8, 2017.

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