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.


Travel Grants

  1. OET gives 2 travel grants each quarter to postdocs in HDFCCC member labs. Each grant is up to $1500 to cover registration and travel expenses for a cancer research conference. For one of the awards, priority will be given to applicants from historically disenfranchised racial and ethnic groups that are under-represented in health sciences (click here for UCSF definition) or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds as defined by the HHS Poverty Guidelines. Applications for the next round will open in December 2019. Email Jennifer Seuferer if you have questions.
  2. Other Travel Grants
  3. Getting funding for conference travel – UCSF Graduate Division helpful tips on where to look for travel grants
  4. UCSF Academic Senate - Travel grants for faculty
  5. School of Medicine – Travel grants for medical students
  6. School of Medicine, Academic Affairs Office – Faculty Travel Awards for Child, Elder or Dependent Care – To support faculty members who have child, elder or dependent care responsibilities. Email Oriol Zales for more information.

Other Funding

  1. Cancer specific funding – For information on cancer specific awards, please visit the HDFCCC Funding Opportunities page.
  2. Professional society funding opportunities
  3. 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.
  4. Pivot Database – Office of Sponsored Research – Pivot allows researchers to search funding opportunities, save results, set automated funding alerts and identify potential collaborators. The Library offers monthly Pivot trainings for faculty, staff, postdocs and students.