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As part of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination (CRTEC) initiative, 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.

Application Guidelines

  • Applicant must be a current UNC student, fellow, or trainee, both at time of application and at time of the proposed travel.
  • Applicant must not already be supported by an NIH T32 training grant.
  • If successful, applicants must receive notification of a travel award prior to commencing travel.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously been the recipient of a travel award and those who have received an invitation to present research at a scientific conference.
  • Applications are accepted and reviewed quarterly.


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.

If you have questions regarding this award, please reach out to UNC Lineberger Training & Education:

Application Deadline

Deadline to apply: June 28, 2024 by 5 p.m. EST.

Applications are now open.

Application Portal

Previous Awardees

March 2024

Derek Bolhuis – Graduate Student, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Katherine Barnett, PhD – Ting Lab, Genetics, Microbiology & Immunology

Zhengbro Zhu, PhD – Department of Radiology

December 2023

Mikayla Feldauer – Department of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology – Mentor: Katherine Hoadley

Tarek Zikry – Department of Genetics – Mentor: Michael Kosorok

August 2023

Juanita Lizeth Sanchez Rubiano – Graduate Research Assistant (James/Frye Lab), Department of Chemistry

Rebecca Johnson – Graduate Research Assistant (Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy)

March 2023

Emily Fennell, PhD – Pharmacology, attended and presenting at the Gordon Research Conference, March 2023 (Lucca, Italy)

Zachary Schranck – MD/PhD student, attended the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, April 2023 (Orlando, FL)

December 2022

Jordyn Brown, MPH – Graduate student (Epidemiology), attended the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) 2023 Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA)

Aditi Kothari – Graduate student (Pharmacology), attended the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2023 (Orlando, FL)

August 2022

Sandra (Sandy) Zarmer Graduate student (Pharmacology), attended the AACR Special Conference: Pancreatic Cancer 2022 (Boston, MA)