• affiliate scholar membership

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Affiliate Scholar Membership is open to all UC Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory investigators below faculty level and high school/middle school students who have a focused interest in cancer research and a commitment to contribute to the Cancer Center.

The Cancer Center’s mission is to generate discoveries to increase understanding of the biology of cancer and to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer for populations in its diverse catchment area and beyond. Individuals from underserved and marginalized communities, with disabilities, or who self-identify as members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to join.

To be eligible for Affiliate Scholar membership, ONE of the following requirements must be met:

  • Has an appointment or is enrolled with UC Davis or Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory below faculty level, including postdoctoral scholars, staff research associates, graduate students, and undergraduates.
  • Is a high school or middle school student who has demonstrated commitment to participate in Cancer Center activities, including but not limited to completion of a Cancer Center workshop/program, continued cancer research activities, persistent efforts of community outreach, and/or fundraising for cancer research.

Exceptions to these policies are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Scholars are expected to contribute to the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center through the following:

  • Support the Cancer Center’s mission to generate discoveries to increase understanding of the biology of cancer and to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer for populations in its diverse catchment area and beyond.
  • Attend research events sponsored by the Cancer Center: e.g., Grand Rounds, Spotlight on Early Career Investigators, Cancer Research Mini-Symposium and Cancer Research Symposium.
  • Provide information as requested for the preparation of the competitive renewal of the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) and the annual non-competitive progress reports.
  • Acknowledge the use of Cancer Center facilities, Shared Resources, space, or assistance from the CCSG.
  • Provide the Office of Education, Training, and Career Development with updates on your career and educational achievements.
  • As needed, provide Cancer Center Administration with a current resume or CV.


  • Eligible to apply for the annual Cancer Center Scholar Travel Award.
  • Priority selection for oral and poster presentations at the Spotlight on Early Career Investigators.
  • Priority selection for workshop participation sponsored by the Cancer Center (e.g., F Award Writing Workshop, mentorship workshops).
  • Participate in mock interview cohorts with Cancer Center leaders.
  • Access to the Scholars’ listserv, which announces workshop, funding, and job opportunities.
  • Eligible to include UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center affiliation on your resume and CV.
  • As available, eligible to apply for the Cancer Center training scholarship (e.g., Flow Cytometry Training Course).

Complete the Affiliate Scholars Application form. Affiliate Scholars will be notified via email on the outcome of their application review.

Affiliate Scholar Applications are processed on the first business day of each month.

Affiliate Scholar Membership Application

Affiliate Scholar Membership will be reviewed and renewed every two years based on eligibility criteria. 

During the period of preparation for competitive renewal of National Cancer Institute designation, Affiliate Scholars will also have their membership status reviewed for reappointment. Because of review, Affiliate Scholars may have their categorical membership changed or dismissed. If an Affiliate Scholar relocates to another institution, their membership will end at the time of relocation; however, there will be a one-year grace period where new publications are reviewed for research conducted at UC Davis.