Travel Scholarship to the 4th Annual Cancer Disparities Symposium


The purpose of the Travel Scholarship program is to promote professional development, diversity, and inclusivity among investigators and community organizations interested in cancer-related disparities research, by:

* Up to four travel scholarships will be awarded.

Presentation topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Access to care
  • Biological mechanisms
  • Cancer prevention (e.g., risk assessment, tobacco use, obesity, nutrition, physical activity, HPV vaccination, behavior change, wellness)
  • Early detection and screening (e.g., mammograms, colorectal screenings, low dose CT for lung cancer, cervical screening, oral exams, prostate screenings)
  • Genetics or Genomics
  • Geospatial mapping studies
  • Intervention studies or clinical trials
  • Novel approaches to eliminate disparities or achieve cancer health equity
  • Policy
  • Social determinants (e.g., environmental, behavioral, sociocultural, and economic influences)
  • Survivorship (e.g., quality of care, follow-up care, quality of life, family, overall survival)
  • Other relevant topics

Eligibility Criteria and Expectations

  1. Have an interest in cancer disparities-related research or community outreach.

  2. Post-doctoral trainee, student (graduate level or undergraduate) or staff (e.g., cancer center, healthcare system, non-profit community-based organization) at a United States institution. Due to the legal restrictions of the scholarship funds, only applicants from a United States-based institution are eligible.

  3. Live at least 50 miles outside of Cleveland, OH.

  4. Have an abstract accepted to the 4th Annual Cancer Disparities Symposium.

Receipt of Travel Scholarship

Terms of the scholarship include:  

  • Airfare: All travelers must make reservations in advance of the meeting.
  • Lodging: We strongly recommend that travelers stay at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel.
  • Other travel expenses: Ground transportation, parking, meals
  • Conference registration fee

Application Components

  1. Application Form: Please complete the form at the bottom of the below document in its entirety.
  2. Personal Statement: Please prepare a brief (150-250 words, max) statement, which describes the main research question that you would like to explore, or your current work in the area of community outreach, and career goals related to your work. Please include your name on your statement.
  3. Resume/Curriculum Vitae/Biosketch

Please submit all application materials electronically to the Scholarship Subcommittee at

Download the Travel Scholarship Application Form

Terms of Accepting the Travel Scholarship

Acceptance of a travel scholarship is contingent on the recipient having an abstract accepted to the 4th Annual Cancer Disparities Symposium for an oral or poster presentation and agreeing to attend the entire symposium.

Important Dates

  • Applications due December 3, 2019 at 5pm, Eastern Standard Time

  • Scholarship recipients will be notified by December 20, 2019

  • Recipients must confirm their acceptance of the scholarship by January 2, 2020

  • Travel arrangements (flight and hotel) must be completed by the Case CCC travel agent by January 18, 2020


Please contact the Scholarship Subcommittee at