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AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Blood Cancer Research

Nomination StatusOpen
Nomination DeadlineSeptember 15, 2024

The AACR established this Award to recognize an individual on the basis of their meritorious achievements and contributions to any aspect of blood cancer research.

Eligibility Criteria

The Award will be presented to an individual investigator who is affiliated with any institution involved in basic, prevention, translational, or clinical hematologic malignancies research in the United States or abroad.

This Award will be given to an individual who has made a significant scientific contribution(s) to basic, translational, or clinical research related to blood cancer or associated disorders such as myelodysplastic syndrome or myeloproliferative neoplasms.

The Award may only be presented to an individual investigator.

Institutions and/or organizations are not eligible to receive the Award.

Contact Information

Please direct all inquiries pertaining to this award or any other AACR scientific achievement award or lecture to Michael J. Powell, PhD, Senior Director of Scientific Programs and Strategic Initiatives, at [email protected] or by phone at (215) 440-9373.

Nomination Criteria

Nominations may be submitted by any individual, whether an AACR member or nonmember, who is currently or has previously been affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related biomedical science.

Self-nominations are prohibited.

Nominators must maintain strict confidentiality of their nominations. All nominations must be submitted electronically logging into and selecting Applications/Awards from the main menu. If you don't have a myAACR account you can create one at no costs. Paper nominations will not be accepted.

Eligible nominations must include the following:

  • A nomination letter written in English (Max: 1,000 words), which comprehensively describes the candidate's outstanding recent accomplishments in blood cancer research. Letter must specifically outline the candidate’s current research activity and indicate how their research holds promise for continued substantive contributions to the cancer field. All publications that directly support the mentioned research accomplishments must be referenced within the provided letter.
  • A brief scientific citation (Max: 50 words) highlighting the major scientific contribution(s) justifying the award candidate’s nomination.

See the Program Guidelines and Nomination Instructions for complete details.

Selection Process

Eligible nominees will be considered by an Award Selection Committee composed of an international cohort of cancer research experts appointed by the AACR President. After Award Committee deliberations, primary and alternate award recipient recommendations will be relayed to the AACR Executive Committee for formal ratification.

Selection of the Award recipient shall be made on the basis of the candidate's scientific accomplishments without regard to race, gender, nationality, geographic location, or religious or political views.