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Support for Attendance

Application DeadlineFriday, January 15, 2021, 12 p.m. EST

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

Application

Applications for Scholar-in-Training Awards for the AACR Virtual Special Conference: Radiation Science and Medicine will be accepted until January 15, 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. 

Eligibility
  • Applicant 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 a satisfactory application for AACR Associate Membership by Tuesday, December 15. 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. 
For Early-Career Investigators:

The AACR fully supports the education, training, and professional development of early-career investigators.  Annual dues are longer required for Associate Membership (graduate students, medical students, residents, and postdoctoral or clinical fellows who are enrolled in education or training programs that could lead to a career in cancer research).  Learn more and join today!  

AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Scholar 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.  AACR Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research and Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards are two of several programs sponsored by MICR in support of its mission. These awards are generously supported by the National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. Learn more or email your questions.  

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

AACR Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Awards are intended to increase the scientific knowledge base of underrepresented minority faculty and faculty members at minority-serving institutions, encourage them in their research, and assist in inspiring their students to pursue careers in cancer research.  These awards are available to full-time underrepresented minority faculty members (underrepresented minorities as defined by the NCI include, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native-Americans, Native Pacific Islanders/Hawaiians, and Alaska Natives) and faculty members of minority-serving institutions (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education) who are scientists at the level of assistant professor or above and who are engaged in meritorious basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological cancer research, and are the presenters of meritorious abstracts at this conference.  Only citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada may receive one of these awards. 

To apply for an AACR Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award, applicants must first submit their abstract to the conference.  To complete an AACR Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Awards application, applicants must log into myAACR. Please note this award application is listed under “Awards” after clicking the Applications/Awards tab. For more information about this award program, please visit the AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research section of the AACR website.

AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards

The AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards are intended to enhance the education and training of minority researchers and increase the visibility and recognition of minorities involved in cancer research. Eligible scientists are underrepresented minority full-time predoctoral (graduate or medical) students, medical residents, and postdoctoral and clinical fellows who are either engaged in cancer research or have training that could lead to contributions in the field, and are the presenters of meritorious abstracts at this conference.  Only citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada may receive one of these awards. 

To apply for an AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award, applicants must first submit their abstract to the conference.  To complete an AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award application, applicants must log into myAACR. Please note this award application is listed under “Awards” after clicking the Applications/Awards tab. For more information about this award program, please visit the AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research section of the AACR website.