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Awards and Scholarships

Distinguished Service Award

The MASCC Distinguished Service Award recognizes meritorious service and outstanding contributions to the MASCC and its mission. Winners are nominated by their peers and should demonstrate exemplary leadership and accomplishments in research, education, and/or clinical supportive cancer care. The award is presented each year at the MASCC Annual Meeting.
>> Previous Recipients
>> Award Policy and Nomination Form

Young Investigator Awards

The Young Investigator Awards recognize outstanding young investigators’ research accomplishments. This award is open to all junior investigators who have submitted an abstract to the MASCC Annual Meeting. Young Investigator Awards are awarded to the first authors of the 10 abstracts with the highest scores. These abstracts are chosen from the top 20 percent of all abstracts submitted to the symposium. In addition, the Outstanding Young Investigator Award will go to the Young Investigator with the highest-ranked abstract. The awards are presented at the MASCC Annual Meeting.

The award includes a complimentary conference registration and reimbursement of travel expenses up to an amount determined annually by the MASCC Executive Board.

To be eligible for the Young Investigator Award, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • An applicant must be in training or out of training for no more than seven years. Candidates who have had career disruptions are eligible, provided they are no more than 7 years full-time equivalent out of training. Training is defined as any clinical or post-graduate training.
  • An applicant must submit an abstract as first author to the MASCC Annual Meeting and must have primarily conducted the research presented in the abstract. Candidates must apply for the award at the time of abstract submission. Application is made via the online application form below.
  • Candidates can be from any country and any profession. They need not be current MASCC members, but must register for the Annual Meeting and must present their abstract at the meeting. Applicants may be asked to write a brief report after the meeting and also to complete a short post-meeting evaluation. 
  • Candidates who have previously been awarded a Young Investigator Award are ineligible to reapply

>> Young Investigators Application 

Symposium Travel Scholarships 

The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer offers a limited number of travel scholarships to attend the MASCC Annual Meeting.

MASCC will pay travel expenses for qualified scholarship recipients so that they may attend the the Annual Meeting. This scholarship is given to oncology healthcare professionals whose practice and/or research focuses on supportive care in cancer, such as physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, dental hygienists, and psychologists. Qualified applicants must affirm their inability to attend the meeting without scholarship funds.

The award consists of a complimentary conference registration and reimbursement of travel expenses up to an amount determined annually by the MASCC Executive Board. Scholarships are presented to the awardees at the Annual Meeting.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must live and work in a country of limited resources (see Eligible Countries).
  • Applicants must be oncology healthcare professionals, such as physician, nurse, social worker, pharmacist, dentist, dental hygienist, or psychologist.
  • Applicants must have a professional focus on supportive cancer care.

Applicants may receive a travel scholarship more than once, depending on qualifications, contributions, and need.

Applicants must submit a completed application (below) prior to the abstract submission deadline. They must attest to an inability to attend the meeting without this scholarship.

>> Travel Assistance Scholarship Application 
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Cynthia Rittenberg Travel Scholarship

From among the Travel Scholarship recipients, the Cynthia Rittenberg Travel Scholarship may be awarded if the Awards Committee agrees that the nurse applicant with the highest score is a worthy applicant.

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For more information on MASCC Awards and Scholarships, contact Åge Schultz, MASCC Executive Director at