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Financial Support for Attendance

Award Application DeadlineMonday, July 19, 2021, 12 p.m. EDT

Individuals may apply for as many awards for which they qualify but may receive a maximum of one award for this conference. The number of awards provided will be based on available funding. Applicants will be notified of their award status approximately five weeks after the application deadline. Awardees will be provided with complimentary registration for this conference.

Scholar-in-Training Awards


Applications for Scholar-in-Training Awards for the AACR Virtual Special Conference: Pancreatic Cancer will be accepted until July 19, 2021. 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 Members 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 a satisfactory application for AACR Associate Membership by Monday, June 28, 2021. 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. Please submit your AACR membership application at least two weeks before the Scholar-in-Training Award deadline to ensure that it is processed in time for you to access your myAACR account. Lapsed members can renew their membership through their myAACR account.
  • 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 this conference.

AACR Global Education Scholarships (GES)

The AACR is pleased to offer Global Education Scholarships (GES) to students, fellows, researchers, and clinicians who are citizens or permanent residents of countries that are building cancer research capacities. AACR Global Education Scholarship applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of an eligible country (see Global Education Scholarship eligible country list) and must currently reside in one of those countries.

A limited number of these scholarships will be available for select AACR virtual meetings and virtual Special Conferences and will provide complimentary registration to enhance the education, training, and professional networking for those engaged in basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological cancer research.

Applicants will be asked to submit an application in myAACR which includes a CV and personal statement (500-word maximum) describing their background, field of study, current research, work setting and long-term career aspirations; how they would benefit from participating in the virtual meeting; how the meeting topic aligns/synergizes with their field of study and in what ways they would share the knowledge gained with their home country.

To be considered for a scholarship, all sections of the application must be completed and submitted by the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.


  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of an eligible country (see Global Education Scholarship eligible country list) and must currently reside in one of those countries.
  • Applicants cannot be employees or subcontractors of for-profit industry.
  • Applicants are not required to be members of the AACR to apply for this scholarship.
  • Applicants may apply for other AACR scholarships and awards but may not receive more than one scholarship or award from the AACR to attend the same meeting or Special Conference.
  • Global Education Scholarships are limited to one (1) per person per 12-month period and exclude the Annual Meeting.

Selection of Scholarship Recipients

Recipients of these scholarships will be selected based on the quality of their CV and personal statement. All applicants will be notified of their status within three to four weeks of the application deadline.

If a recipient is unable to attend the meeting or Special Conference, the scholarship will be forfeited and is non-transferrable.