Financial Support for Attendance
Individuals may apply for as many awards for which they qualify but may receive a maximum of one award for this meeting. The number of awards and amount of each award provided will be based on available funding. Applicants will be notified of their award status approximately five weeks after the application deadline.
Applications for Scholar-in-Training Awards for the AACR Special Conference: Cancer Epigenomics will be accepted until Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To apply for a Scholar-in-Training Award, applicants must first submit their abstract, and then complete a Scholar-in-Training Award Application.
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.
- Applicants must be an Associate Member of the AACR in good standing. Nonmember graduate students, medical students and residents, and clinical or postdoctoral fellows who wish to apply for a Scholar-in-Training Award must submit an application that satisfies the eligibility requirements for AACR Associate Membership 30 days prior to the Scholar-in-Training Award application deadline. Nonmembers can apply for membership by downloading the Official Application for Membership and submitting to the AACR office with the required documents or apply online. Lapsed members are encouraged to reinstate their membership in order to apply for this exclusive member benefit. Visit aacr.org/professionals/membership.
- Applicant 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 the conference.
AACR minority scholar awards in cancer research
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is extremely pleased to announce the availability of scholar awards in cancer research for full-time eligible minority scientists wishing to participate in AACR Annual Meetings and Special Conferences.
The purposes of this award program are to increase the scientific knowledge base of minority scientists and to encourage them to pursue careers in cancer research.
- Candidates must be full-time graduate students, medical students, residents, or clinical or postdoctoral fellows.
- Only minority groups that have been defined by the National Cancer Institute as being traditionally underrepresented in cancer and biomedical research are eligible for this award: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native, Native American and Native Pacific Islander.
- Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada.
- Candidates must be the presenters of meritorious abstracts at the Annual Meeting or special conference.
aacr minority and minority-serving institution faculty scholar in cancer research awards
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is extremely pleased to announce the availability of scholar awards in cancer research for full-time minority faculty and faculty members of minority-serving institutions (Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving Institutions, and other minority institutions as defined by the US Department of Education).
The purposes of this award program are to increase the scientific knowledge base of minority faculty members and faculty members as minority-serving institutions, and to encourage them and their students to pursue careers in cancer research.
Candidates must meet at least one of the below criteria:
- Underrepresented minority faculty (as defined by the NCI include African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Native Pacific Islander/Hawaiian, and Alaskan Native).
- Faculty member of a Minority-Serving Institution (Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving Institutions, and other minority institutions as defined by the US Department of Education).
Additionally, all eligible candidates must:
- Be at the level of assistant professor or above and engaged in meritorious basic, clinical or translational cancer research.
- Have completed doctoral studies or clinical fellowships and hold full-time faculty status at an institution designated as a minority-serving institution or be a full-time underrepresented minority faculty member at another institution.
- Have acquired doctoral degrees in fields relevant to cancer research.
- Be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada.
- Be the presenters of meritorious abstracts at the upcoming AACR Annual Meeting or special conference.