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Learn more about UNC Lineberger awards for our students, fellows and trainees.


Graduate Dissertation Awards

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.

Marci K. Campbell and Michael S. O’Malley Dissertation Awards

The Marci K. Campbell and Michael S. O’Malley Dissertation Awards are two competitive awards each endowing $3,000 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.


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

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.