Travel Grants and Funding Opportunities

Travel Grants for Postdocs - Applications open July 2024

 Applications are now open. 

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. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to PhD or MD postdocs who are engaged in full time research and not otherwise enrolled in a clinical training program (ex: fellowship or residency)
  • Mentor must be a full or associate member of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC)
  • 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 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.

Other Requirements:

  • 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. 

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