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Scholar-in-Training Awards: Annual Meeting

Scholar-in-training awards: Annual Meeting

Since its inception in 1986, the AACR Annual Meeting Scholar-in-Training Award program has provided over 5,000 grants to young investigators and has received support from over 70 cancer research foundations, corporations, individuals, and other organizations dedicated to the fight against cancer.

Scholar-in-Training Awards are highly competitive and recognize outstanding young investigators presenting meritorious proffered papers at the AACR Annual Meeting. Scholar-in-Training Award funds are to support attendance at the Annual Meeting.


The deadline to submit all applications for Scholar-in-Training Awards for the AACR Annual Meeting 2024 was November 16, 2023. Thank you for your interest.


Successful applicants will be selected based on the merit of their abstract, CV, and personal statement; every effort will be made to notify awardees in mid-February.

Conditions and logistics

  • The Scholar-in-Training Awards are to be used to offset a portion of the registration, travel and subsistence expenses incurred to attend the AACR Annual Meeting. 
  • Awardees will participate in a welcome reception at the start of the Annual Meeting.  
  • Award recipients will make their own travel arrangements. 
  • Awardees are required to present in-person. No remote presentation will be allowed. 
  • If an awardee is unable to attend the Annual Meeting, the award must be forfeited. An awardee who cancels their participation in the Annual Meeting is financially responsible for any costs incurred. 
View the 2024 Scholar-in-Training Award recipients


The AACR gratefully acknowledges the supporters who enabled us to provide 156 Scholar-in-Training Awards for the AACR Annual Meeting 2024. 

  • AbbVie
  • Alfred and Cathy Fraser
  • American Brain Tumor Association
  • Barbara Campbell Creighton Award
  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation in Memory of Rebecca Scheinkman
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • Doreen J. Putrah Cancer Research Foundation 
  • The Estate of Dr. June L. Biedler 
  • Gilead and Kite
  • Glenn Sykes
  • James V. Buzzitta, MD Family Fund
  • John and Joe Warner
  • John Kincade Scholarship Fund
  • KidneyCAN
  • Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
  • The Margaret Foti Foundation
  • The Pezcoller Foundation
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation 
  • Sanofi
  • Sygnature Discovery in Association with the CICR Working Group


If you have any questions related to Scholar-in-Training Awards for the Annual Meeting, please email us at [email protected].