American Association for Cancer Research

Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards

Congratulations to the 2014 Minority Scholars in Cancer Research

Description

AACR Minority Scholar Awards in Cancer Research are offered to eligible minority scientists wishing to participate in Annual Meetings and Special Conferences of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be full-time graduate students, medical students, residents, clinical or postdoctoral fellows, or junior faculty members.
  • Only minority groups that have been defined by the National Cancer Institute as being traditionally underrepresented in cancer and biomedical research are eligible for this award: African Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, Native Americans and Native Pacific Islanders.
  • Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada.

AACR Annual Meeting 2014

Financial Support

Financial support will be provided to awardees wishing to attend the AACR Annual Meeting.

Annual Meeting registration and travel will be processed by the AACR staff for all awardees. These costs will be deducted from the award total. The remaining funds will be distributed to awardees for expenses incurred in conjunction with attendance at the meeting, i.e. hotel, meals, taxis, etc. According to IRS regulations, this award is subject to federal income tax. Thus, all awardees will be issued a 1099 misc tax form at year-end for the amount of the award. If an awardee is unable to attend the meeting for which the award is given, the award must be forfeited.

Application

Award applications for participation in the AACR Annual Meeting 2014 are now closed. Applicants will be notified of the award decision by early February 2014. The Minority Scholar Award application deadline was Friday, December 13, 2013.

AACR Special Conferences

Financial Support

Financial support will be provided to awardees wishing to attend the AACR Special Conferences.

Funds will be distributed to awardees for expenses incurred in conjunction with attendance at the meeting, i.e. registration, travel, hotel, meals, taxis, etc. According to IRS regulations, this award is subject to federal income tax. Thus, all awardees will be issued a 1099 misc tax form at year-end for the amount of the award. If an awardee is unable to attend the meeting for which the award is given, the award must be forfeited.

Application

The deadline and application form for applying for a Minority Scholar Award for participation in an AACR Special Conference is listed in each conference brochure on the Financial Support for Attendance page.

AACR Special Conferences on focused topics in cancer research have gained wide recognition as unique opportunities for in-depth discussion of important scientific issues in attractive, informal resort environments.

Contact Information

AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards 
American Association for Cancer Research
615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
Telephone: (215) 440-9300
Fax: (215) 440-9412
Email: micr@aacr.org

Generously supported by the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

The National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities provides opportunities and support for research training and career development of minorities and for involving minority institutions in cancer research, research training, education, and outreach.

Please note that this award, although funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is administered by American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). All communications must go through AACR and not the NCI. Therefore, should you have any questions regarding the status of awards, deadlines, and award requirements, please contact AACR at micr@aacr.org or 215-440-9300.