Awards

​​​Travel Scholarship​ Winners:

​​​Sana Abasher, Saudi Arabia

Atul Batra, India

Xiaoli Gu, China

Claire Habito, Phillippines

Julius x Scott James Martin, India

Abhishek Kandwal, India

Uday Venkat Mateti, India

Sandip Mukhopadhay, India

Andrew T. Olagunju, Nigeria

Raghavendra Ramanju, India

Madhup Rastogi, India

Pragyat Thakur, India

Hadi Zamanian, Iran

​Cynthia N. Rittenberg Travel Scholarship Winner:

​Pamela Were, Kenya​


Young Investigator Award Winners:

Hee-Jun Kim, Republic of Korea

Hiromitsu Kitayama, Japan

Vinay Kumar Ramaiah​, India

Srinivas Raman, Canada

Romany Stansborough, Australia

Petra Stolz Baskett, Switzerland

Daniel Thorpe, Australia

Rebeca Vasconcelos, USA

Hannah Wardill​, Australia


Outstanding Young Investigator Award

​Luke Peppone, USA

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​MASCC Steven Grunberg Award 

​Nicole Kiss, Australia


*** Application for awards has now been closed ***

The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer recognizes outstanding professionals in supportive care in oncology and provides eligible individuals the opportunity to further their professional goals while supporting the mission of MASCC. ​

​Award application deadline: February 16, 2016.

Award winners will be notified by April 11, 2016.

​​​Young Investigators Award​

I. Purpose
The Young Investigator Awards recognize outstanding young investigators’ research accomplishments.​

II. Scope 
The award is open to all junior investigators who have submitted an abstract to the MASCC Annual Meeting. Young Investigator Awards are awarded to the first authors of the 10 abstracts with the highest scores. These abstracts ar​​e chosen from the top 20 percent of all abstracts submitted to the symposium. In addition, the Outstanding Young Investigator Award will go to the Young Investigator with the highest-ranked abstract. The awards are presented at the MASCC Annual Meeting.

III. Award
The award consists of (1) complimentary conference registration and (2) reimbursement of travel expenses up to an amount determined annually by the MASCC Executive Board. 

IV. Eligibility

  • ​Candidates must be in training or out of training for no more than seven (7) years. Candidates who have career disruptions are still eligible provided they are no more than 7 years full time equivalent out of training. Training is defined as any clinical or post-graduate training. 
  • Candidates can be from any country. 
  • Candidates may be from any profession.
  • Candidates must submit an abstract as first author to the MASCC Annual Meeting. 
  • Candidates must have primarily conducted the research presented in the abstract.
  • Candidates do not have to be a member of MASCC but must be a registrant of the meeting and present their abstract at the meeting. If a candidate is unable to be present at the meeting then the award is forfeited. 
  • Candidates who have previously been awarded a Young Investigator Award are ineligible to reapply. 
  • Applicants may be asked to write a brief report after the meeting and also to complete a short post meeting​ evaluation.​
I. Application Process
  • ​Candidates must apply for the award at the time of abstract submission. 
  • Abstract submission and award application must be completed prior to the deadline for the abstract submission for the Annual Meeting. 
  • Application for the Young Investigator Award is to be made via the online application form which can be found here.
II. Selection Process 
  • ​​Abstracts will be reviewed and scored by the MASCC Annual Meeting Scientific Committee. 
  • All abstracts will be ranked in descending order by mean score. 
  • Up to 10 of the highest-ranked abstracts submitted by eligible Young Investigators will be chosen from among the top 20 percent of all abstracts submitted. 
  • These abstracts will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and ad hoc reviewers (if appropriate). From among these, the first author of the highest-ranked abstract will be named Outstanding Young Investigator.
  • Reimbursement will be made on-site in cash or check or after the meeting by bank transfer.​

​Travel Scholarship

I. Purpose
The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer offers a limited number of travel scholarships to attend the MASCC Annual Meeting. ​

II. Scope 
MASCC will pay travel expenses for qualified scholarship recipients so that they may attend its annual meeting. 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.  

III. Award 
The award consists of (1) complimentary conference registration and (2) reimbursement of travel expenses up to an amount determined annually by the MASCC Executive Board. Scholarships are presented to the awardees at the Annual Meeting.​

IV. Eligibility

  • Applicants must work and live in a country of limited resources (see Eligible Countries List). A. Applicants must be oncology healthcare professionals, such as a physician, nurse, social worker, pharmacist, dentist, dental hygienist, or psychologist. 
  • Applicants must have a professional focus on supportive cancer care. 
  • Applicants may receive a travel scholarship more than once depending on qualifications, contributions, and need.
V. Application Process
  • Applicants must submit a completed application prior to the abstract submission due date. 
  • Applicants must attest to an inability to attend the meeting without a travel scholarship.
  • The Application Form can be found here
VI. Selection Process 
  • Awards Committee members and ad hoc reviewers (if needed) will review and score all potential applications and make a decision based on the following criteria:
      • ​Stated need to attend the meeting 
      • ​Potential benefits from attending the meeting 
      • Involvements and activities within MASCC​
  • Recipients will be determined by the highest scores. 
  • A limited number of travel scholarships will be awarded each year, the specific number depending on availability of funds. 
  • Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision via email. 
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses, up to an amount determined annually based on the distance traveled, will be made on-site in cash or check or after the meeting by bank transfer. Applicants must be present at the MASCC Annual Meeting to receive a travel reimbursement. 
  • Applicants may be ask​ed to write a brief report after the meeting and also to complete a short post meeting evaluation 
Cynthia Rittenberg Travel Scholarship Policy 
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 recipient.​

​​MASCC Distinguished Service Award

I. Purpose 
The MASCC Distinguished Service Award recognizes meritorious achievement and outstanding contributions to the Society and its mission. ​

II. Scope
Distinguished Service Award winners are nominated by peers and should demonstrate exemplary leadership and accomplishments in supporting the Society’s mission. The Distinguished Service Award is reserved for those with the highest levels of support to the Society and unparalleled contributions to the Society’s mission. This award is presented at the MASCC Annual Meeting. ​

III. Eligibility 
  • Nominees must be current members of MASCC and in good standing with the Society. 
  • Nominees must have made a significant contribution in the following: 
      • ​Research 
      • Education
      • and/or Clinical supportive care in cancer 
  • Nominees must exemplify the mission and goals of the Society and must have made major contributions to the Society. 
IV. Nomination Procedures
  • Any current MASCC member may nominate an individual for the Distinguished Service Award. 
  • A nomination packet should be submitted that includes the following: 
      • ​Cover letter 
      • Nominee information 
      • Nominator information ​
      • Nominee’s current CV 
      • No less than three (3) but no more than six (6) letters of support 
  • The nomination cover letter should address the following items: 
      • ​​​​Specific contributions to MASCC 
      • Description of nominee’s accomplishments within MASCC and his/her support of MASCC’s mission 
      • Persuasive rationale and reasoning for why the nominee should be considered for this award 
  • Nomination letters and packets must be received by the designated due date, as determined by the Executive Committee.​
V. Selection Process
  •  A call for nominations will be published on the MASCC website and via email to all members. 
  • All nominations will be reviewed by the MASCC Awards Committee. Its recommendations will be forwarded to the Executive Committee for confirmation.
  • Selection will be based on the following: 
      • ​Nominee’s contributions to MASCC 
      • Nominee’s involvement and support of MASCC and its mission 
  • There will be only one DSA award per year. Awards will be based on the merits of each individual nominee. 
  • Awardees may only receive the DSA once in a lifetime. 
  • Award recipients will be notified by the Chair of the Awards Committee prior to the MASCC Annual Meeting. 
VI. Award 
The recipient will be recognized at the MASCC Annual Meeting and in MASCC publications, as deemed appropriate. The recipient will receive a small gift (to be determined by Awards Committee).​

​MASCC Steven Grunberg Award​ New this year!

I. Purpose 
The MASCC Steven Grunberg Award recognizes excellent scientific achievement to Supportive Care in Cancer by an individual MASCC Member. 

II. Scope 
The Steven Grunberg Award winner is selected from all submitted abstracts. It is reserved for the highest ranking abstract submitted to the Annual Meeting and rewards demonstrated excellence in any aspect of Supportive Care in Cancer. This award is presented at the MASCC Annual Meeting and the recipient will deliver the annual Steven Grunberg Lecture. 

III. Eligibility 

  • The Recipient must be current members of MASCC and in good standing with the Society. 
  • All abstracts submitted for the annual meeting are eligible. 
  • The abstract must demonstrate excellent scientific achievement in one of the following: 
      • ​Research 
      • Education 
      • and/or Clinical supportive care in cancer 
IV. Selection Process
  • Abstracts will be reviewed and scored by the MASCC Annual Meeting Scientific Committee. 
  • All abstracts will be ranked in descending order by mean score. 
  • The 10 highest-ranked abstracts submitted will be selected. 
  • These abstracts will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and ad hoc reviewers (if appropriate). From among these, the first author of the highest-ranked abstract will be named the Steven Grunberg Award Recipient. If the first author is unable to be present at the meeting then the award is forfeited and the first author of the next ranked abstract will be named the Steven Grunberg Award Recipient
  • Award recipients will be notified by the Chair of the Awards Committee prior to the MASCC Annual Meeting. 
  • Candidates who have previously won the Steven Grunberg Award are ineligible.​
V. Award 
The recipient will be recognized at the MASCC Annual Meeting and in MASCC publications, as deemed appropriate. The recipient will deliver the Annual Steven Grunberg Memorial Lecture​​

To view the MASCC Awards Committee Policies, Information and Forms, please click here​ 


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