CRTEC Travel Awards


  • Student, postdoctoral researcher or medical resident/fellow at the University of Arizona
  • Engaged in cancer-relevant work
  • Presenting at a virtual or in-person cancer-relevant conference, travel costs for conducting research with a collaborator, attending a workshop or short course, or traveling for a job interview (postdocs/residents/medical fellows not eligible for job interview costs due to UA regulations)
  • All visa types and nationalities eligible
  • Must submit application at least one month prior to date of travel


Award amounts will be determined on a case-by-case basis, and will not exceed $1,000 per awardee. Awards will be in the form of reimbursements, and original receipts must be submitted to CRTEC after travel.

Your department must receive and approve your Travel Authorization form prior to travel in order for CRTEC to disburse your award. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Dr. Jacob Schwartz ( who can help you with the process!

Preference will be given to individuals who have not received a CRTEC travel award in the last 12 months, as well as to those further along in their degree program or postdoctoral position.

Submission dates to be announced soon.



  • Summer 2023 deadline: May 15, 2023
  • Fall 2023 deadline: August 15, 2023
  • Spring 2024 deadline: December 1, 2023

Please note: any travel funds awarded must be used prior to graduation or termination of postdoc employment. Funds may not be used after separation from UArizona or from transfer to non-postdoc staff/faculty employment.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Jacob Schwartz,

2021-2022 Award Winners:

Postdoctoral Researchers:

  • Suzann Duan, Merchant lab: Digestive Disease Week 2022
  • Robert Jackson, Van Doorslaer lab: International Papillomavirus Conference
  • Heyu Song, Merchant lab: Digestive Disease Week 2022


  • Quoc-Anh Ho, Robbins lab: American Radium Society Annual Meeting
  • Jessica Xing, Hsu lab: American Radium Society Annual Meeting

Doctoral Students:

  • Sukriti Bagchi, Kim lab: American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting
  • Jonathan Credo, Burgess lab: Research collaboration at North Carolina State University
  • Dominique Galvez, Barton lab: American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery Annual Conference on Energy-Based Medicine & Science
  • Melissa Lopez-Pentecost, Thomson lab: Advancing the Sciences of Cancer in Latinos
  • Stephanie Mallahan, Allen lab: Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco Annual Meeting
  • Kendra Marr, Cress lab: American Society for Matrix Biology Biennial Meeting
  • Kendra Marr, Cress lab: American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting
  • Travis Sawyer, Barton lab: Machine Learning Boot Camp, Columbia University
  • Yu-Shien Sung, Tomat lab: American Chemical Society Annual Meeting
  • Isabelle Tobey, Campos & Van Doorslaer labs: International Papillomavirus Conference
  • Mario Trejo, Jacobs lab: Multi-omics Boot Camp: Analysis of Omics Data for Research Studies
  • Mario Trejo, Jacobs lab: American Public Health Association Conference
  • Emily Tsutsumi, Kim lab: American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting
  • Elizabeth Ver Hoeve, Hamann lab: American Psychosocial Oncology Society Meeting
  • Samantha Werts, Thomson lab: AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities & the Medically Underserved
  • Jingwei Zhao, Kang lab: Biophotonics Congress – Biomedical Optics


  • Hasina Shir, Barton lab: American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery Annual Conference