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Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Scholar Awards

AACR-WICR Scholar Awards are awarded to members of Women in Cancer Research who are scientists-in-training and presenters of meritorious scientific papers at AACR Annual Meetings.


The purposes of this award program are to increase the scientific knowledge base of Women in Cancer Research members and to encourage them to pursue careers in cancer research.


  • Candidates must be members of the AACR and Women in Cancer Research (WICR).
  • Candidates must be full-time scientists-in-training who are graduate students, medical students, residents, clinical fellows or equivalent, or postdoctoral fellows.
  • Candidates must be first authors on abstracts submitted for consideration for presentation at the AACR Annual Meeting.
  • Candidates may be traveling from within the United States or abroad. There are no citizenship or residency requirements for this award. 

Required Application Materials:

  • Complete Online Application
  • Personal statement written by the candidate (no longer than two paragraphs in length) describing the benefit he/she expects to derive from attending the conference and the reasons for the candidate’s interest in the conference
  • One letter of reference from a faculty member from the applicant’s institution or an institution that the applicant has attended. The letters should be addressed to the AACR-Women in Cancer Scholar Awards Committee and should comment on the applicant’s academic and personal qualifications for this award. The letters of recommendation should always be on letterhead with visible signatures
  • A copy of the abstract submitted for presentation at the meeting. Candidates must provide the abstract control number.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a complete bibliography (list of publications).


  • Abstract Submission: November 17, 2022
  • AACR-WICR Application: December 2, 2022