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Melanoma: From Biology to Target

Financial Support for Attendance 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 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.

New in 2018 for Early-Career Investigators!
The AACR fully supports the education, training, and professional development of early-career investigators. Effective 2018, the AACR is pleased to announce that annual dues are no longer required for Associate Members—graduate students, medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, and clinical fellows who are enrolled in education or training programs that could lead to careers in cancer research. Learn more and join today!


Please note our new application procedure for these awards:

Scholar-in-Training Awards

Application
Applications for Scholar-in-Training Awards for the Conference on Melanoma: From Biology to Target will be accepted until Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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 2019 Melanoma: From Biology to Target Special Conference 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.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be Associate Members of the AACR in good standing. 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 Tuesday, Oct. 30, 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.

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. Learn more or email your questions.

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 AACR conferences.  Only citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada may receive one of these awards. For more information about this award program, please visit the AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research section of the AACR website.

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 AACR conferences.  Only citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada may receive one of these awards. For more information about this award program, please visit the AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research section of the AACR website.