15th AACR Conference On The Science of Cancer Health Disparities
Submission Deadline: August 18, 2022

The AACR is offering Patient Advocate Travel Scholarships to encourage the education and engagement of patient advocates in cancer research by providing financial support to present abstracts at the AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities (Sept 16-19, 2022). These awards are provided to offset a portion of the registration, travel, and subsistence expenses incurred in attending the conference.


- Candidates must work or volunteer at a not-for-profit patient advocacy organization that demonstrates a charitable mission; engages in patient advocacy activities; and, supports programs, activities, or services that benefit patients with cancer.

- All patient advocates who submit an abstract, and are listed as the presenter, may be considered for a Patient Advocate Travel Scholarship. 

- Awards are contingent on the abstract’s approval.

- Applicants do not need to be an AACR member to be considered for an award.

- Employees or subcontractors of private industry are not eligible.

- Previous AACR Active or Associate members are not eligible.
Please Note: Patient advocates are limited to one AACR Patient Advocate Travel Scholarship per year. Organizations are limited to two AACR Patient Advocate Travel Scholarships per year.

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Please provide a detailed description of your current and past involvement with cancer-related advocacy work.

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* 3. What are your future advocacy priorities and plans?

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* 4. Submit a personal statement describing the benefit you expect to derive from attending the conference and the reasons for your interest in the conference.

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* 5. Please provide a brief description of your organization (if applicable).

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What is your organization's URL?

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* 7. Do you have a Twitter handle?

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* 8. Please upload the AACR Patient Advocate Abstract that you submitted for the 2022 AACR Conference on the Science of Health Disparities.

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Members of the conference Program Committee will select the award recipients based on the qualitative rating of the abstract. Final award amounts will be dependent on the travel requirements of each awardee (local, regional, national, or international). Award applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Notices will be sent to all applicants by August 19, 2022. Award recipients will be required to complete a certification form confirming their eligibility.

Please direct all questions to advocacy@aacr.org.

Thank you for your interest in the AACR patient advocacy program.