UH Cancer Center Travel Award

What is the Travel Award?

The UH Cancer Center Travel Award will provide funding for trainees to present their cancer-related research at a peer-reviewed conference.  The award may also cover the cost of trainee participation in virtual or online conferences. Each trainee is eligible for only one award per academic year.

Who is eligible

UH Cancer Center Trainees who meet the following criteria:

  1. Post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students working on cancer related topics.
  2. Mentor is a UH Cancer Center member.
  3. Current affiliation with UH or RCUH, i.e. at least one of the conditions below applies:
    1. UH graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program and in good academic standing
    2. Post-docs and other trainees who are actively employed by UH or RCUH.
    3. UH graduate students are requested to apply to UH Mānoa Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Grants and Awards prior to submitting a UH Cancer Center application.  The UH Cancer Center Travel Award may help defray the expenses not covered by the GSO.  See UH GSO's website for complete guidelines and deadlines.
  4. Author of a project accepted for oral or poster presentation at a scientific meeting; presenters of a paper will have priority over non-presenting co-authors.
  5. Virtual and online meetings, conferences, workshops and training courses will be considered by Leadership.
  6. Given limited funding, an application does not guarantee support.
  7. Meet the posted deadlines and allow at least 2 months before conference to allow processing of travel award.
    1. Spring 2024 cycle:  February 1, 2024
    2. Summer 2024 cycle:  June 1, 2024
    3. Fall 2024 cycle:  September 1, 2024

How much will be awarded?

Funding will depend on the expected travel and registration costs. Awards may vary between $1,000 to $2,000 depending on the location of the conference and availability of funds.
For online conferences:  Funding will depend on the registration or course costs.

    What are my obligations?

    The awardee will be required to sign a statement confirming that he/she will attend or present at the stated conference, provide an official letter of acceptance for the conference, and submit a short post-conference report describing how attending the conference made a difference to your research project (e.g. feedback on your project at the poster/talk, ideas gleaned from a presentation, new collaborations, etc.).

    How do I apply?

    Interested individuals must submit:

    • Application form (PDF)
    • CV/resume
    • Abstract submitted to conference
    • Confirmation of acceptance (Can be submitted later)

    Who should I contact?

    Materials should be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please put “Travel Award” in the email subject head. Please direct questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..