MASCC offers a variety of awards and scholarships in order to recognize outstanding achievement, increase accessibility to the Annual Meeting, and promote the work of new and experienced researchers.
We encourage all abstract submitters to consider applying for an award or scholarship.
In 2023, we are introducing a new series of merit-based awards. We encourage all MASCC members to review the new awards and to consider nominating yourself or fellow members.
Overall Award & Scholarship Policy
- In a single year, a recipient is eligible to receive a maximum of:
- One (1) abstract-based award or scholarship, and
- One (1) merit-based award.
- In a single year, a MASCC member may only nominate or self-nominate the same individual for a maximum of one (1) merit-based award.
- When submitting an abstract, first authors may select a maximum of one (1) award or one (1) conference scholarship to submit with the abstract. For specific award/scholarship policies, including submission limitations, please refer to the individual policies linked below.
- Previous award or scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive the same award again.
- For membership requirements, please refer to the individual award or scholarship policies.
Young Investigator Awards (YIA)
MASCC is committed to offering Young Investigator Award(s) (YIA) to recognize outstanding new-to-the-field investigators’ research accomplishments. The award is open to all junior investigators who have submitted an abstract to an upcoming Annual Meeting. YIAs are awarded to the first authors of the top five (5) abstracts with the highest scores. These abstracts are chosen from the top ten (10) percent of all abstracts submitted to the Annual Meeting. Each applicant may only submit one (1) abstract for the YIA. This award is open to MASCC members and non-members.
AICSO-MASCC Young Investigator Awards (YIA)
Associação de Investigação de Cuidados de Suporte em Oncologia (AICSO) an affiliate of MASCC, presents an AICSO-MASCC Young Investigator Award (YIA) to help young investigators, who are working on projects related to supportive care in oncology, to present their work at the international congress. Please note that applicants must have an affiliation to a Portuguese institution. This award is open to MASCC members and non-members.
MASCC is committed to increasing attendance of oncology healthcare professionals from low-income countries at its Annual Meetings. MASCC provides a limited number of scholarships for this purpose in cases where attendance would not be possible without financial assistance.
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 Annual Meeting without scholarship funds.
Scholarship applications must be submitted prior to the regular abstract submission deadline (see specific abstract deadlines for the given year). Each applicant may only submit one (1) abstract for a Conference Scholarship. This award is open to MASCC members and non-members.
Cynthia N. Rittenberg Award in Nursing Excellence
MASCC is committed to recognizing outstanding oncology nurses. The recipient of the Cynthia N. Rittenberg Award in Nursing Excellence will be selected from the top five (5) abstracts submitted by oncology nurses who are MASCC members.
Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award
The Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award recognizes excellent scientific achievement in the field of supportive care in cancer by an individual MASCC member. The honor is awarded to the author of the highest-ranking abstract submitted to the Annual Meeting. This award is presented at the Annual Meeting and the recipient delivers the annual Steven M. Grunberg Lecture.
Guideline Leadership Award
Guideline development is a cornerstone of MASCC’s activities. The Guideline Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has contributed substantially to MASCC guideline(s) within the past two (2) years.
Outstanding Educator Award
Sharing knowledge among colleagues and peers is an important goal of the MASCC community. The Outstanding Educator Award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to MASCC educational activities within the past two (2) years.
Emerging Investigator Award
MASCC is dedicated to advancing research in supportive care in cancer. The Emerging Investigator Award recognizes an early-mid career researcher (within first ten (10) years post training) who has contributed significantly to MASCC-led research activities within the past two (2) years.
The Innovator Award recognizes an individual with novel, bold thinking and impactful, non-traditional, out of the box idea(s) that have changed or enhanced direction, practices, and services in supportive cancer care (related to MASCC or outside of MASCC) within the past two (2) years.
Outstanding Publication Award
The Outstanding Publication Award recognizes an individual who is the first author on an original article in a leading academic journal on a topic related to supportive cancer care (related to MASCC or outside of MASCC) within the past one (1) year.
Distinguished Service Award (DSA)
The MASCC Distinguished Service Award (DSA) recognizes meritorious service and outstanding contributions to MASCC and its mission. Award recipients are nominated by their peers and should demonstrate exemplary leadership and accomplishments in research, education, and/or clinical supportive care in cancer. The award is presented to one (1) individual each year at the Annual Meeting.
- Distinguished Service Award (DSA) Policy and Nomination Form
- MASCC’s Distinguished Service Award (DSA) Recipients
Outstanding Study Group and Outstanding Study Group Leader Awards
The Outstanding Study Group Award is designed to recognize a study group’s excellence and achievement in promoting, activating, and executing activity within the study group. This could be one or more research or educational projects that further the aims of MASCC with respect to a particular study group’s interest. The Outstanding Study Group Leader Award will recognize the efforts of the principal driver of the main project that led to the study group’s recognition as the Outstanding Study Group. These awards will be determined by a vote of the MASCC Awards Committee.
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