John Quale Travel Fellowships

What is the John Quale Travel Fellowship?

The John Quale Travel Fellowship (JQTF) Program is a special opportunity for early career investigators interested in bladder cancer research to attend the annual Bladder Cancer Think Tank Meeting.

Watch a 2023 UroToday video with the Chair and Incoming Chair of the Review Committee for the
John Quale Travel Fellowship program

The travel fellowships awarded each year are intended to defray travel-related costs for attending the meeting. Hosted by the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), the primary mission of the Think Tank meeting is to enhance collaboration among physicians and researchers who are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of bladder cancer. This is a unique opportunity to meet and learn from leaders in the field. The Travel Fellowship Program seeks to engage more early-career individuals with bladder cancer research interests including basic/translational scientists, urologists, medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and more.

Who is eligible?

  • MDs and PhDs within the first 1-3 years of their first full-time faculty appointment at the time of application submission OR
  • MD applicants in a research/scholar residency or fellowship program OR
  • PhD applicants in a postdoctoral fellowship
  • Prior JQTF award winners are not eligible to apply.

How much is the grant funding?

Total Funding: $2,000

What are the key dates?

  • The 2024 award cycle for the John Quale Travel Fellowship is currently closed. Please continue to check back for updates regarding the 2025 award cycles.
  • 2024 Bladder Cancer Think Tank Meeting: August 7-9, 2024


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More information

Learn more about the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s research grant program as well as additional funding opportunities.