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AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research

Nomination Status Closed
Nomination Deadline 09/19/2018
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Description

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Nomination Instructions 

The AACR and its Chemistry in Cancer Research Working Group established this award in 2007 to recognize the importance of chemistry to advancements in cancer research. The award will be given for outstanding, novel and significant chemistry research, which has led to important contributions to the fields of basic cancer research, translational cancer research, cancer diagnosis, the prevention of cancer or the treatment of patients with cancer. Such research may include, but is not limited to, drug discovery and design; structural biology; proteomics, metabolomics and biological mass spectrometry; chemical aspects of carcinogenesis; imaging agents and radiotherapeutics; and chemical biology.

The recipient of the Thirteenth AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research will give an award lecture during the AACR Annual Meeting 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (March 30-April 3, 2019), receive a commemorative award, a $10,000 honorarium, and receive support for the winner and a guest to attend the Annual Meeting.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidacy is open to all 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 award will be presented to an individual investigator. Two or more individuals may be selected to share the award when their investigations are closely related in subject matter and have resulted in work worthy of an award.

  • Institutions or organizations are not eligible for the award.

  • Selection of the award winner will be made on the outstanding quality, novelty and significance of the candidates' chemistry research and its important contributions to cancer research. No regard will be given to race, gender, nationality, geographic location or religious or political views.

  • Prior recipients of the AACR-Bruce F. Cain Memorial Award are not eligible to be nominated for research previously recognized by the Cain Award.

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 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;

  • contain a concise description of the candidate's outstanding, novel, and significant chemistry research, which has led to important contributions to the fields of basic cancer research; translational cancer research; cancer diagnosis; the prevention of cancer; or the treatment of patients with cancer, with the publications supporting these accomplishments directly referenced within the letter;

  • 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 compolete details.

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Nominators are asked to maintain the confidentiality of the nomination process and to refrain from informing the candidate about the nomination.

There is no restriction on the number of candidates who may be nominated by any individual scientist. There is no restriction on the number of nominators who may write nomination letters or who may sign a single nomination letter on behalf of a candidate.

If two or more candidates are nominated to share the award, a curriculum vitae and full publication history for all candidates must be submitted along with a combined letter of recommendation that fulfills the above criteria and clearly outlines how the work of the individuals is related and is worthy of the award.

Selection Process

​Candidates will be considered by a Selection Committee of international cancer leaders appointed by the president of the AACR. The committee will consider all nominations as they have been submitted; the committee may not combine submitted nominations, add a new candidate to a submitted nomination, or otherwise make alterations to the submitted nominations. 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 award winner will be made on the basis of the candidate's outstanding, novel and significant chemistry research related to cancer. No regard will be given to age, race, gender, nationality, geographic location, or religious or political views.