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UNC Lineberger Travel Awards

UNC Lineberger’s Training & Education programs are part of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination (CRTEC) program. CRTEC 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. Applications are accepted and reviewed quarterly with deadlines as follows:

  • February 1st
  • May 1st
  • August 5th
  • November 1st

Application Guidelines:

  • Applicant must be a current UNC student, fellow, or trainee at the time of the application and at the time of the proposed travel
  • Applicant must not already be on an NIH T32 training grant
  • Applicants must be notified of a travel award prior to commencing travel
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not received a travel award in the past, and/or have been invited to present research at a scientific conference

Applications are now closed. We will open applications on October 10, 2022 for our November deadline.

These awards are state funds and all travel must follow UNC policy. 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. Please send questions regarding this award to

Graduate Dissertation Awards at Lineberger

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 Awards 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.

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 Awards

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.