A limited number of Travel Awards to PhD, MD, or MD/PhD students, and post-doctoral/medical/clinical fellows are available. The purpose of this program is to defray the travel costs associated with making a scientific presentation as a first author or presenter at a conference, symposium or other appropriate professional meeting.
It is anticipated that up to 10 Travel Awards will be awarded in each competition (30 awards per year).
Note: Eligible expenses include:
- Conference registration fees;
- Accommodations; and
- Transportation, and will not exceed $2,000.
Applicants must be either a:
- registered student in a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD program
- post-doctoral fellow (within 5 years of attaining their PhD)
- medical resident/clinical fellow
At the time of the conference, PhD, MD, MD/PhD students must be registered at an eligible Canadian host institution.
Trainee positions must be undertaken at an eligible Canadian institution.
Candidates must be attending a conference for the purpose of presenting data (paper or poster presentation) from a cancer-related project on a first-author or presenter basis. Acceptance is not required at the time of application, but is a requirement to be eligible to claim the award.
Applications will be accepted for conference dates within 6 months following the funding start date. Note that acknowledgement of CCS funding must be included in the paper or poster.
It is not a requirement that the research supervisor or department head be supported by a Canadian Cancer Society research grant.Individuals may receive this award only once per stage of training (e.g. PhD, MD, Post-doctoral fellow). Unsuccessful applicants may reapply in subsequent competitions.
The application will require details of the conference, applicant CV, presentation details, project summary including the relevance to cancer, budget, along with information regarding the candidate's supervisor, who must also provide a letter of support in the system. Specific guidelines for the online application are available.
A Notification of Award will be issued to the award recipient indicating the maximum amount of travel expenses approved. Travel awards are paid on a reimbursement basis.
The expense claim must be made within 3 months of the conference date to be eligible for reimbursement. The reimbursement will not exceed the amount indicated on the Notification of Award.
Note that it is not necessary to submit a Financial Statement for this award.
Last modified on: August 1, 2019