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Financial Support for Attendance

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 Scholar-in-Training Awards (Exclusive Member Benefit)

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 should submit their AACR membership applications by November 12, 2020.

To apply for a Scholar-in-Training Award, an applicant must first submit an abstract, and then complete a separate award application. Application deadline: November 19, 2020.

AACR Global Scholar-in-Training Awards

Global Scholar-in-Training Awards (GSITA) of $2,000 are available for eligible early-career investigators in countries building cancer research capacities. Applicants must be Associate Members of the AACR in good standing (membership current through 2020). Nonmember graduate students, medical students and residents, clinical fellows or equivalent, and postdoctoral fellows who wish to apply for a GSITA should submit a AACR membership applications by November 12, 2020.

To apply for a Global Scholar-in-Training Award, applicants must first submit an abstract, and then complete a separate award application. Application deadline: November 19, 2020.

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: November 19, 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: November 19, 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: November 19, 2020.