Financial Support for Attendance
Through the generosity of its supporters and grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), 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 and Canada that have been traditionally underrepresented in cancer research and biomedical science, to assist them in attending the AACR Annual Meeting.
AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards (Member-Exclusive Benefit)
Scholar-in-Training Awards of $500 to $2,000 were 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.
Scholar-in-Training Award applicants submitted an abstract, and then completed a separate award application. The application deadline was December 9, 2019.
AACR Global Scholar-in-Training Awards
Global Scholar-in-Training Awards (GSITA) of $2,000 were available to eligible early-career investigators in designated developing countries.
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 NCI 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, 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. The application deadline was December 9, 2019.
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 for travel. 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. The application deadline was December 9, 2019.
AACR-Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Scholar Awards
AACR-WICR Scholar Awards are awarded to members of WICR 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 or email with any questions. The application deadline was December 9, 2019.
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 funds to participate in two consecutive AACR Annual Meetings. Learn more about these awards or email with any questions. The application deadline was December 9, 2019.