American Association for Cancer Research

AACR Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Awards

Congratulations to the 2014 Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholars in Cancer Research

Description

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is extremely pleased to announce the availability of Scholar Awards in Cancer Research for full-time faculty members of Minority-Serving Institutions (Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Indian Tribally-Controlled Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native-Serving Institutions, and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions as defined by the US Department of Education). The purposes of this award program are to increase the scientific knowledge base of faculty members at Minority-Serving Institutions, and to encourage them and their students to pursue careers in cancer research. AACR Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Awards are presented by the American Association for Cancer Research to scientists at the level of assistant professor or above at a Minority-Serving Institution, who are engaged in meritorious basic, clinical, or translational cancer research.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must have completed doctoral studies or clinical fellowships and hold full-time faculty status at an institution designated as a Minority-Serving Institution.
  • Candidates must have acquired doctoral degrees in fields relevant to cancer research.
  • 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 Meetings. 

AACR staff will process registrations for all awardees and the registration fee will be deducted from the award. The remaining funds will be distributed to awardees for expenses incurred in conjunction with attendance at the meeting or conference, i.e. hotel, airfare, 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, April 5-9, 2014, in San Diego, CA, are now closed. Applicants will be notified of the award decision by early February 2014. The Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Award application deadline was Friday, December 20, 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 conference, i.e. registration, hotel, airfare, 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-Serving Institution Faculty 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-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar 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.