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2018 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Scientist
for a Significant Breakthrough in Cancer Research

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National Foundation for Cancer Research

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Award of $25,000 to a USA, Canada, or International individual scientist for outstanding work and progress in cancer research. Nominees must have made a new discovery or development that has led to earlier diagnosis, better prevention, or new treatments for cancer patients through scientific understandings. In addition to the cash prize, recipients will also receive the coveted award and attend a gala in their honor.

Candidates will be reviewed and evaluated based on the following criteria:

1) Seminal discovery or a body of work that has resulted in, or led toward, notable contributions to cancer prevention, diagnosis, or treatment.

2) The discovery has had a lasting impact on the cancer field with a high direct impact of saving people’s lives.

The Committee will consider the research history and contributions of each nominee, with special emphasis on the importance of the research featured in the nomination materials; the significance, originality, and impact of that research as well as the nominee’s entire body of scientific contributions; each nominee’s professional activities and publications as reflected in the curriculum vitae; and other relevant aspects of each nominee’s career in research.

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GrantWatch ID#: 172204

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Nominations for the Prize may be made by individuals from the research community, industry, government, or other organizations who are sufficiently familiar with the research accomplishments and contributions of the nominee.

Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations may be submitted by mail or by email.

Nominators submitting by mail must include one (1) hard copy and one (1) electronic copy on a key drive with all required documents.

Nominators submitting by email should attach all required documents.

Nomination Deadline: September 30, 2017

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the 2018 Call for Nominations information packet.

The Prize recipient will be honored at a formal dinner and award ceremony and will also receive a $25,000 honorarium. The 2018 Szent-Györgyi Prize Dinner and Award Ceremony will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 at The National Press Club in Washington, DC. The individual winning the Prize will receive media and press attention and global recognition for his/her work. In addition, the Prize recipient will lead the next “Szent-Györgyi Prize Committee” as honorary chairman.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nomination materials should be sent via mail or email to:

National Foundation for Cancer Research
Attn: Albert Szent-Györgyi Prize Committee
4600 East West Highway, Suite 525
Bethesda, MD 20814


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Phone: (301) 654-1250 / 1-800-321-CURE (2873)
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