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Through the generosity of its loyal 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-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 for travel. Supported by a generous grant from the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities of the NCI, the purposes of 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. Learn more about these awards. Application deadline: December 14, 2020.

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 NCI, 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, e.g., 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. Learn more about these awards. Application deadline: December 14, 2020.

AACR-Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Scholar Awards

The AACR-Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Scholar Award is a highly competitive award recognizing WICR members who are scientists-in-training and presenters of meritorious scientific papers at the AACR Annual Meeting. The purpose of this award is to increase the scientific knowledge base of WICR members and to encourage them to pursue careers in cancer research. All graduate students, medical students, residents, clinical fellows, and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to apply. Learn more about these awards or email with any questions. Application deadline: December 14, 2020.

AACR SCHOLAR-IN-TRAINING AWARDS (EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFIT)

Applications Closed. Scholar-in-Training Awards are 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. Nonmember graduate students, medical students and residents, clinical fellows or equivalent, and postdoctoral fellows who wish to apply for a Scholar-in-Training Award were required to submit their AACR membership applications by November 12, 2020.

Scholar-in-Training Award applicants should have submitted an abstract and then completed a separate award application. The application deadline was November 20, 2020.

AACR Global Scholar-in-Training Awards

Applications Closed. Global Scholar-in-Training Awards (GSITA) are available for eligible early-career investigators in countries building cancer research capacities. Applicants were required to submit an abstract to the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 and then complete a separate GSITA application. Applicants must be members of the AACR in good standing (membership current through 2020). Nonmembers who wished to apply were required to submit a Membership Application Form by November 12, 2020 before submitting their GSITA application. Learn more and view a list of eligible developing countries. The application deadline was November 20, 2020.