Trainee Travel Award Program

The Trainee Travel Award (TTA) Program, established by the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center's Office of Cancer Training & Education, provides travel and conference funding to UCLA students (undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs and clinical fellows) working on cancer research projects.

The award will provide up to $1,000 in funding for qualified research expenses as defined by UCLA's official travel policy, and can be used towards conference registration fees, travel, food, poster creation fees and lodging expenses. The program is competitive and open to Cancer Center trainee members only.

We are currently not accepting applications. We will resume in Summer 2024.

Eligibility requirements

  • Must be a full-time UCLA student working on cancer research projects, at the time funds are awarded and the travel completed
  • Must be an active UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center trainee member. If you are not a Cancer Center trainee member and wish to join, please apply for free membership via our online form
  • Must have been accepted to present an in-person paper as an oral presentation or poster at a cancer related conference
  • Must submit application at least six (6) weeks prior to conference travel


  • Reimbursement is not available for travel completed prior to award date
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year
  • Support is available for participation in both in-person or virtual conferences (i.e., conference registration fees)
  • Funds must be used for conference expenses (conference registration fees, travel, food, poster creation fees and lodging expenses)
  • Award amounts will be determined on a case-by-case basis, and will not exceed $1,000 per awardee
  • Awards are limited to one Cancer Center trainee per UCLA JCCC-affiliated faculty member per year

For more information

If you have questions or need more information about the Trainee Travel Award Program, please contact the OCTE team via email