AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards

American Association for Cancer Research
Type Grant
Amount $1,000
Duration 1 YearPlease check website to verify the deadline.


The Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award consists of $1,800 in financial support to offset the costs of registration, travel, and subsistence for participation in American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meetings and Special Conferences. These awards are intended to enhance the education and training of minority researchers and increase the visibility and recognition of minorities involved in cancer research.

Candidates must be:

  • From a racial/ethnic minority group that is traditionally underrepresented in cancer and biomedical research, as defined by the National Cancer Institute (African-American/Black, Hispanic/ Latino, Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or Alaska Native)
  • Full-time graduate students, medical students or residents, clinical or postdoctoral fellows, or junior faculty members
  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canad

    Financial Support

    Complimentary Annual Meeting registration or registration refunds will be processed by the AACR staff for all awardees. Award funds will be distributed to awardees to offset other expenses incurred in conjunction with attendance at the meeting, i.e. travel, hotel, meals, taxis, etc. According to IRS regulations, this award is subject to federal income tax. Thus, all awardees will be issued a 1099 misc tax form at year-end for the amount of the award. If an awardee is unable to attend the meeting for which the award is given, the award must be forfeited.


  • African American
  • Alaskan Native
  • American Indian
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Mexican American
  • Native American
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Puerto Rican


This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

More Information


AACR Minority Scholar Awards in Cancer Research Program
American Association for Cancer Research
615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
Phone: 215-440-9300
Fax: 215-440-9412
Email: micr@aacr.org