University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Travel Grants and Funding Opportunities

There are many opportunities available for all trainee levels.

  1.  The HDFCCC Office of Education & Training is now offering travel grants for postdoctoral fellows who do not otherwise have the means to attend a desired research meeting. Applications for the 2nd quarter of 2019 will open February 27. Starting on Feb. 27, click here to fill out the online application form. Grants will be good for travel from April – September 2019. Applications are due March 13 and winners will be informed starting March 20. To be on our email list where these are announced, please email
    Two travel grants (for up to $1500 each) will be available each quarter. For one of the awards, priority will be given to postdocs who are underrepresented minorities in medicine (click here for UCSF definition) and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds as defined by the HHS Poverty Guidelines. The grants are intended to be used to offset registration fees and travel expenses for cancer research conferences.
  2. Professional society funding opportunities
    1. American Associate for Cancer Research
    2. American Society of Clinical Oncology
    3. American Society of Hematology
  3. Cancer specific funding – For information on cancer specific awards, please visit the HDFCCC Funding Opportunities page.
  4. NIH Grant Diversity Supplements – The NIH provides funding to attract minority trainees and faculty to research careers through their NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (PA-18-586). UCSF’s Research Development Office has created a special section on their website to help faculty apply for these grants.