Travel Awards

Travel Awards

Real progress in lung cancer requires that the entirety of the global lung cancer community can come together each year to share updates, understand trends and develop the types of relationships and relationships that can create further progress against this disease. 

That is why, the IASLC proudly offers funding opportunities each year to help as many individuals as possible attend the IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC).

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The IASLC offers a variety of travel awards to help researchers from around the world attend the annual IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC). Applications are accepted each year, and the winners are determined by an international multidisciplinary review committee comprised of IASLC members.

In 2018, the IASLC provided Developing Nation Awards to 10 researchers from eight countries. Developing nations are defined by IASLC guidelines. The IASLC also granted Young Investigator Awards to 11 researchers from eight countries. Young investigators are defined as 35 years or younger.


Networking with colleagues means that common challenges can be identified and solutions shared. I am eager to gain new experiences, improve my skills and broaden my understanding of lung cancer, and I believe that attending the WCLC will contribute to my learning in the best possible way

- Arooj Fatima, MD, Pakistan
Winner of a Young Investigator Travel Award

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The IASLC recently expanded its travel program to include two dedicated awards for the Nursing and Allied Health fields. And finally, the IASLC provided travel awards typically to five Patient Advocates. The award includes: 

  • conference registration;
  • hotel accommodation;
  • travel expenses; and
  • and a one-year IASLC membership.

IASLC Travel Award Winners Hail from Across the Globe

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In 2018, researchers from the following countries received Developing Nation Awards: Brazil, China, Cuba, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Serbia and Ukraine.

Those receiving Young Investigator Awards hailed from China, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States. Finally, researchers from Brazil and Romania received a Nursing and Allied Health Travel Awards.