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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, 2021.

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 18, 2021.

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 submit an abstract to the AACR Annual Meeting and then complete a separate GSITA application. Applicants must be Associate Members of the AACR in good standing (membership current through 2021). Nonmember graduate students, medical students and residents, clinical fellows or equivalent, and postdoctoral fellows who wish to apply for a GSITA should submit a Membership Application Form by
November 12, 2021 before submitting their GSITA application.

Learn more and view a list of eligible developing countries. Application deadline: November 18, 2021.

AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR)-Sponsored Awards

AACR Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty (MMSIF) Scholar in Cancer Research Awards

Full-time underrepresented 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 post-secondary 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, these awards are intended 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 18, 2021.

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. 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 18, 2021.

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. Eligible candidates encouraged to apply include AACR-WICR members who are graduate students, medical students, residents, clinical fellows, and postdoctoral.  Nonmembers are encouraged to join.

Learn more about these awards or email with any questions.  Application deadline: November 18, 2021.

AACR Undergraduate Scholar Awards

In keeping with the Association’s efforts to promote the education and training of the next generation of committed scientists, the AACR is pleased to provide AACR Undergraduate Scholar Awards. This award program is highly competitive and intended to inspire young, third-year science students to enter the field of cancer research and to provide a unique educational opportunity for these students in the development of their careers in science.
Selected students will receive scholar awards to participate in two consecutive AACR Annual Meetings.

Learn more about this award program. Application deadline: November 18, 2021.