Annual Meeting Awards and Scholarships

Distinguished Service Award

The MASCC Distinguished Service Award recognizes meritorious service and outstanding contributions to the 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 cancer care. The award is presented each year at the MASCC Annual Meeting.

 DSA Award Policy and Nomination Form


Young Investigator Awards

Every year, MASCC presents the Young Investigator Award (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 MASCC annual meeting. YIAs are awarded to the first authors of the five abstracts with the highest scores. These abstracts are chosen from the top 10 percent of all abstracts submitted to the annual meeting.

 Young Investigator Award Policy and Application Instructions


AICSO-MASCC Young Investigator Award

New for 2021, 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 candidates must have an affiliation to a Portuguese institution.

 AISCO-MASCC Young Investigator Award Policy and Application Instructions


Conference Scholarships 

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 meeting without scholarship funds.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship award, you must first submit by the abstract deadline. The award application process follows initial abstract submission.

 Travel Assistance Scholarship Policy and Application Instructions 


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.


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 MASCC Annual Meeting and the recipient delivers the annual Steven Grunberg Lecture.

 Steven M. Grunberg Award Policy

Outstanding Study Group and 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 interests. 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 and award. These awards will be determined by a vote of the MASCC Executive Committee.

 Outstanding Study Group Award & Outstanding Study Group Leader Award Policy

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