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AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship

Nomination Status Open
Nomination Deadline 09/12/2018


Description

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Nomination Instructions 

The AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship was established in 1998 in honor of renowned virologist and discoverer of the Friend virus, Dr. Charlotte Friend, for her pioneering research on viruses, cell differentiation and cancer. The lecture is intended to give recognition to an outstanding female or male scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of women in science.

The recipient of the award will receive an honorarium of $5,000, give an award lecture during the AACR Annual Meeting 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia (March 30-April 3, 2019), and will be provided support for the winner and a guest to attend the AACR Annual Meeting 2019.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidacy is open to all cancer researchers who are affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine or cancer-related biomedical science anywhere in the world. Such institutions include those in academia, industry or government.

  • The lectureship will be presented to an individual investigator.

  • Institutions or organizations are not eligible for the lectureship.

Contact Information

awards@aacr.org

Nomination Procedure

Nominations may be made by any scientist, whether an AACR member or nonmember, who is now or has been affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine or cancer-related biomedical science. Candidates may not nominate themselves.

Nominations must be submitted online at myaacr.aacr.org by Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Paper nominations cannot be accepted.

Nomination Materials to be Submitted are:

1) Nomination Letter Must:

  • be addressed to the Selection Committee; be written in English; and not exceed 1,000 words;

  • specify the AACR Award for which the candidate is being nominated;

  • describe the candidate’s contributions to the field of cancer research; the publications supporting these contributions must be directly referenced within the letter. The letter must also describe how the candidate has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of women in science; and

  • be signed with a handwritten signature by the nominator(s).

2) Candidate's CV. The candidate's curriculum vitae in English, including a complete list of the candidate's publications.

3) Summary Statement. A statement, no more than 50 words, summarizing the candidate's research accomplishments for which he or she is being nominated.

See the Program Guidelines and Nomination Instructions for complete details.

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Selection Process

​Candidates will be considered by a Selection Committee of international cancer leaders appointed by the president of the AACR. After careful deliberations by the committee, its recommendations will be forwarded to the Executive Committee of the AACR for final consideration and decision. Selection of the winner will be made on the basis of the candidate's contributions to the field of cancer research and to the advancement of women in science. No regard will be given to age, race, gender, nationality, geographic location or religious or political views.