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.

Application Process

There are three deadlines each year:

  • November deadline: for conferences in December through March
  • March deadline: for conferences in April through July
  • July deadline: for conferences August through November


Please visit the Lurie Cancer Center's website for complete details and to fill out an application form. 

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 2018 Award Winners

Please join us in congratulating the July 2018 CGM Travel Fellowship award winners!

Triet Bui received the award for his abstract, titled PMNs Promote Non-Homologous End-Joining (NHEJ)-mediated Survival of Tumor Cells in Inflammation-driven tumorigenesis. He is a member of the laboratory of Ronen Sumagin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology. Bui will present his research in October at the American Society for Investigative Pathology PISA 2018, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Christie Sze received the award for her abstract, titled Histone H3K4 methylation-dependent and independent functions of Set1A/COMPASS in embryonic stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. She is a member of the laboratory of Ali Shilatifard, PhD, Robert Francis Furchgott Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics; Director, Simpson Querrey Center for Epigenetics; and Professor of Pediatrics. She will present her research in September at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meeting: Epigenetics & Chromatin, Cold Spring Harbor, New York.