Research Scholar Travel Funds Program

GMaP Region 6 Travel Stipend Program

The GMaP Research Scholar Travel Funds Program is intended to support career development in cancer and health disparities researchers. It is designed to assist undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early career scholars (e.g. research scientists), junior faculty (within 5 years of faculty appointment), and recent K Award, R03, and R21 recipients interested in cancer and health disparities research with travel expenses related to:
  • Conferences
  • Workshops and Trainings
  • Grant Development/Grantsmanship
  • Mentor/Mentee Meetings
  • Other Qualified Career Development Opportunities

Eligible scholars must

  • Reside in a GMaP Region 6 state (ID, MT, NV, ND, SD, UT & WY).
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident.
  • Complete a GMaP Region 6 Travel Stipend application.
  • Must be conducting or interested in cancer research (e.g. clinical, basic, behavioral or population science).
Applications must be received no less than 30 days prior to intended travel. Early applications are encouraged!

Special Notes

  • Applicant must agree to complete a short follow-up survey regarding their experience with the program and a one page summary report on your activity.
  • Limited funds are available. Applicants can request up to, but not exceeding, $1,500.00 in travel reimbursement.
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Only one application and/or activity per scholar will be awarded per grant year (09/01 to 08/31).
  • No membership fees may be paid through this award.
  • Please acknowledge GMaP Region 6 on publications, abstracts, posters and in presentations.
  • This is a competitive award. A committee will convene to approve awards based on merit, clarity of request and relevance to cancer research career development.


  • Original receipts are required for reimbursement.
  • You will be asked to complete appropriate forms, per Huntsman Cancer Institute, as soon are you are notified of your award. Additional paperwork may be necessary.
  • Submit reimbursement request within 30 days from travel dates
For more information e-mail

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