Cancer Dormancy and Residual Disease

Financial Support for Attendance

Application Deadline: Monday, March 12, 2018, 11:59 p.m. ET

Individuals may apply for as many awards for which they qualify, but may receive a maximum of one award for this conference. The number of awards provided and the dollar amounts of each award will be based on available funding. Awards are meant to offset a portion of the registration, travel, and subsistence expenses incurred by attending this conference. Applicants will be notified of their award status approximately four weeks after the application deadline. Applicants who are not selected for an award and, therefore, cannot attend the conference may receive a full refund of the conference registration fee upon request.

Please note our new application procedure for these awards:

Scholar-in-Training Awards

Applications for Scholar-in-Training Awards for the Conference on Obesity and Cancer: Mechanisms Underlying Etiology and Outcomes will be accepted until Monday, March 12, 2018.

To apply for a Scholar-in-Training Award, applicants must first submit their abstract to the conference. To complete a Scholar-in-Training Award Application, applicants must log onto myAACR. Once logged on, click "Applications/Awards" to be directed to the NEW AACR Online Submission System. Click "View All Activities" to find the 2018 Cancer Dormancy and Residual Disease Scholar-in-Training Award Application where you can create your submission. Click the "Create Submissions" button to begin.

Applicants will be asked to provide the title of their submitted abstract, CV (including a list of publications), and a short personal statement describing their research area and interests, current work setting, reasons for attending this conference, and career aspirations.


  • Applicants must be Associate Members of the AACR in good standing (with dues paid through 2018​​). Nonmember graduate students, medical students and residents, clinical fellows or equivalent, and postdoctoral fellows who wish to apply for a Scholar-in-Training Award must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Associate-level Membership, and be members in good standing, by Monday, March 12, 2018. Nonmembers can apply for membership using the Official Application for Membership submitted to the AACR office with the required documents or apply online. Please submit your AACR membership application at least 30 days before the Scholar-in-Training Award deadline to ensure that it is processed in time for you to access your myAACR account. Lapsed members can renew their membership through their myAACR account.
  • Applicants must be the presenter of the abstract submitted for the conference.
  • To provide this opportunity to the greatest number of trainees, eligibility is limited to individuals who have not received a Scholar-in-Training Award for a conference (excluding the Annual Meeting) in the 12 months prior to the first day of this conference.