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Graduate Dissertation Awards

Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award Supporting Research Excellence in Cancer and the Population Sciences

The Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award is an annual competitive $3,000 award to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. This cash award goes directly to the recipient and can be used for any purpose.


Graduate Fellow Award in Basic Science

The Graduate Fellow Awards in Basic Science is annual competitive $3,000 award for outstanding graduate students in the research programs of cancer center members who have active, peer-reviewed grant support. Applications are now open. Application deadline: Monday, November 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST (time extended).


Postdoctoral Awards

Joseph S. Pagano Award

The Joseph S. Pagano Award is an annual competitive award that recognizes notable papers authored by UNC Lineberger postdoctoral fellows. Authors of the three top papers receive a cash prize and will give a featured talk at a future UNC Lineberger event.


Pope Clinical Trainee Award

The Pope Clinical Trainee Awards is an annual competitive $3,000 award that recognizes outstanding senior fellows or residents for performance of a cancer-related clinical or translational research project and for demonstration of excellence in clinical cancer care.


Additional Awards

Michael S. O’Malley Alumni Award for Publication Excellence in Cancer Population Sciences

The O’Malley Award is an annual competitive $3,000 award that recognizes an outstanding manuscript published by a UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna/alumnus that advances knowledge in population-based cancer research.


UNC Lineberger Travel Award

UNC Lineberger’s Training & Education program provides up to $1,500 for students, fellows, and trainees to help defray the costs of travel, registration, and other related expenses to attend and/or present at cancer-related scientific meetings. Travel award funds may also be used to attend workshops, seminars, and training programs to enhance skills in a cancer-related area. Supported expenses include registration fees; airline, train or bus tickets; ground transportation; lodging; and per diem rates for food following NC regulations. Registration and travel costs can be paid for in advance using the award; other expenses are reimbursed after the travel as per UNC policy. Reimbursement will be made for covered expenses up to $1,500.