Don’t miss the deadline to apply for trainee travel awards. The University of Illinois Cancer Center Travel Award provides $500 per trainee to cover the cost of travel and registration to present their cancer-related research at a conference or scientific meeting. Apply here by the January 31 deadline. Details on eligibility and how to apply are below.


  • Students, postdoctoral fellows, and clinical residents/fellows engaged in cancer-related research and mentored by a faculty at the University of Illinois Chicago.
  • To be considered, applicants should complete the Cancer Center Trainee Membership form if not done so in the past.
  • Applicants must have proof of submission of an abstract for an oral or poster presentation at the conference or scientific meeting.

Application: Interested students should complete the online application form and submit a recommendation letter from an advisor or mentor. Applications are due at 11:59 PM on the deadline dates of the two cycles:

  • Spring Cycle: January 31
  • Fall Cycle: July 31

Recipients of the awards will be notified after review by the Awards Committee.

For more information, please contact the Cancer Center’s Cancer Research Career Enhancement and Education (CRCEE) office at

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