Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine Travel Fellowship

The Center for Genetic Medicine (CGM) Travel Fellowship awards provide funding to PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to present the results of their genetics-related cancer research at national or international scientific meetings.

The CGM award is part of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University Travel Grants Program, which also includes the following:

Katten Muchin Rosenman Travel Scholarship Program

The Katten Muchin Rosenman Travel Scholarship Program is for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows to present the results of their basic cancer research.

Cancer Prevention and Control Travel Scholarship Program

The Cancer Prevention Travel Scholarship Program is for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows to present the results of their laboratory, clinical, population or behavioral research with implications for cancer prevention.

Cancer Immunotherapy Travel Scholarship Program

The new Cancer Immunotherapy Travel Scholarship Program is for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows to present the results of their laboratory work with cancer immunotherapy.

About the Travel Programs

Each of the three travel programs provide $750 to recipients to help defray the cost of travel and registration fees to a scientific meeting where the awardees will present their research. Recipients from each of the programs are required to present their work at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's Annual Scientific Poster Session at the end of the academic year. The programs have the same deadlines, application and selection process. Reviewed by Faculty Committees, the awards are competitive with three application cycles each academic year.

The next application deadline is November 3, 2017. Please visit the Lurie Cancer Center's website for complete details and to download an application form. Please note: Apply in November for conferences that will be held in December, January, February, and March. For conferences that will be held in April, May, June, and July, please apply in March. Apply in July for conferences that will be held in August, September, October, and November. 

If you have any questions regarding the application or requirements for the CGM Travel Fellowship Awards, please contact Michelle Mohney at 312-503-5602.

July 2017 Award Winners

Please join us in congratulating the July 2017 CGM Travel Fellowship award winners!

Chandrakanth Edamakanti, PhD, received the award for his abstract, titled Cerebellar stem cells contribute to developmental neuronal network dysfunction in Spinocerebellar ataxia type 1. Edamakanti is a member of the laboratory of Puneet Opal, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology (Movement Disorders) and Cell and Molecular Biology. He will present his research July 30 - August 4 in Lewiston, Maine.

Kavi Mehta received the award for his abstract, titled DNA Damage and the Human Papillomavirus Life Cycle. Mehta is a graduate student in the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences. He is a member of the laboratory of Laimonis A Laimins, PhD, Guy and Anne Youmans Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology-Immunology. Mehta presented his research in July at the DNA Tumor Virus Conference 2017 in Birmingham, UK.

2016-2017 Award Winners

Travel fellowship award winners were honored at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University annual symposium and poster session on June 22, 2017.  Congratulations to all of the 2017-2017 Center for Genetic Medicine awardees: Navid Nouri, Lauren Priniski, Rosa Ventrella, Teerawat Wiwatpanit, Alia Zander, Xianghui Zou.