Travel Grants and Funding Opportunities
Applications currently closed. Applications for the next round will open in Feb. 2024 (due late March).
OET Travel Grants are for postdocs in HDFCCC member labs only.
Twice a year, four grants will be awarded (up to $1500 each) for postdocs who do not otherwise have the means to attend a desired research meeting.
- Must be a current postdoc (PhD) in a HDFCCC member lab
- Must be working on any type of cancer research (lab based, clinical, outcomes, population, etc.)
- Must use the money to attend a cancer specific conference, or provide provide a justification why the conference will advance your career in cancer.
- Four grants will be awarded twice a year (April and October). During each cycle, for 2 of the awards, priority will be given to applicants from historically disenfranchised racial and ethnic groups that are under-represented in health sciences, economically disadvantaged backgrounds, or individuals with a disability will be given priority. Please click here and here for more information on what will qualify you for these groups.
- We will prioritize postdocs who have not received one of our travel grants in the past (but if you have received one in the past you can still apply)
- We will prioritize postdocs who are presenting (talk or poster) at the conference they wish to attend. If you are not presenting a talk or poster, you will need to let us know why.
- Must provide a current NIH style biosketch
- Must include a specific budget justification, with amounts for specific items you will use the money one. For example plane tickets, lodging, registration, etc.
- Provide justification of conference selection and how it will advance your research
Please note, these grants are intended to offset registration fees and travel expenses for cancer research conferences or conferences that will advance your career in cancer research.
- American Association for Cancer Research Travel Grants
- American Society of Clinical Oncology Travel Grants for Underrepresented Populations
- Association of Northern California Oncologists
- Conference Travel Funding - UCSF Graduate Division tips to find travel grants
- UCSF Academic Senate - Travel grants for faculty
- School of Medicine – Travel grants for medical students
- Faculty Travel Awards for Child, Elder or Dependent Care - School of Medicine, Academic Affairs Office. Email Oriol Zales for more information.
- HDFCCC Funding Opportunities page
- American Association for Cancer Research
- American Society of Clinical Oncology
- American Society of Hematology
- NIH Grant Diversity Supplements –UCSF’s Research Development Office has created a special section on their website to help faculty apply for these grants.
- 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.