The Jimmie Holland African Travel Award Initiative


The late Dr. Jimmie Holland was passionate about expanding the growth of psychosocial oncology in African nations. The APOS African Travel Award is to support a psychosocial oncology professional immersed in cancer care within one of the 54 countries, nine territories or two independent states of Africa. The award will provide membership, mentoring and travel to the APOS Annual Conference for continuing education and professional networking


The American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS), through the Dr. Jimmie Holland Fund, endorses the African Travel Fund Award initiative to expand the reach of psychosocial oncology training programs globally, especially to those who live in low resourced countries in Africa. Eligible candidates must be working in a cancer center or cancer-focused community organization. This is a one-time award and requires that the Awardee demonstrate the ability to share key learnings from the conference upon return to his/her home country.


To Be Determined.


 Travel and registration for attendance to the APOS Annual Conference- This includes conference registration, roundtrip airfare, hotel stay, a spending stipend for meals, ground transportation and incidentals.

APOS Membership: A one-year membership to APOS.

Educational activities – Access to the Pre-Conference Education day at the APOS Annual Conference and one-year of free access to APOS webinars.

Mentoring Program – The awardee can opt to participate in the year-round APOS Mentoring Program should they desire, and if it is relevant to them. The mentor and awardee will have an opportunity to establish contact prior to the meeting and communicate throughout the year.


To nominate an individual for this award, please submit  the following through the online nomination nomination portal:

  • Proposal/Letter of Request: The proposal should contain the candidates Personal Statement, a narrative of Financial Need and what they hope to gain and how they will share/implement their learnings upon their return home (limit of 500-750 words).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Support