Cancer Training & Career Enhancement Office Travel Awards
Our office provides travel fellowships for PhD and MD postdoctoral fellows to attend the annual meetings of the American Association of Cancer Research and American Society of Clinical Oncology. Our office funds several $1,000 travel awards to offset the cost of attendance. Awards are restricted to postdocs, residents, and fellows, with abstracts already accepted at one of the conferences listed below:
- American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
- American Society of Oncology (ASCO)
- American Society of Preventative Oncology (ASPO)
If you are interested in taking advantage of these funds contact us. Travel funds will be awarded on a rolling basis.
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs can provide up to $500 and reimburse airfare, car mileage (in lieu of airfare), ground transportation fares such as shuttle or taxis, lodging, abstract fees, and conference registration fees.
Grant Writing & Professional Development
Trainee Grant Repository
A collection of funded K & F grant applications written by trainees. If you are a current trainee applying for a K or F award, and want to see writing samples from funded applications, you may request to view them by contacting us.
A tool to help trainees reach short and long-term career goals, as well as improve current job performance. An IDP is not a performance evaluation tool or a one-time activity. It should be seen as a partnership between the trainee and the mentor. It involves preparation and continuous feedback.
Fellowship & Awards
The Susan Cooper Jones Endowed Fellowship in Cancer Research
This fellowship recognizes a talented post-doctoral trainee or medical fellow who has performed exceptional cancer-focused research during their training. The strongest candidate must have produced a significant body of work during their training. However, an early-stage trainee with exceptional promise will also be considered. The award of $1,000, plus $1,500 to use toward research, is made possible by the generosity of the Susan Cooper Jones family, a young mother who lost her life to cancer.
Each year all faculty members are given the opportunity to nominate a CCSG member. Three post-doctoral fellows are selected in the areas of basic, clinical/translational, and population sciences research.