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AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Memorial Lectureship

Nomination Status Closed
Nomination Deadline 10/10/2018
Generously Supported By AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research


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Nomination Instructions 

The AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Memorial Lectureship was first presented in 2006. The lectureship is intended to give recognition to an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research.

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.

Learn more about Dr. Jane Cooke Wright

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.

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Nomination Procedure

Nominations must be submitted online at by Wednesday, September 19, 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, with the publications supporting these contributions directly referenced within the letter, and to the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research;

  • contain a concise description of the impact of these accomplishments on the field; 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 minorities. No regard will be given to age, race, gender, nationality, geographic location or religious or political views.