AACR-St. Baldrick’s Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Cancer Research
The AACR-St. Baldrick's Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Cancer Research has been established to bring attention to major research discoveries to the pediatric cancer research community and to honor an individual in any sector who has significantly contributed to any area of pediatric cancer research, resulting in the fundamental improvement of the understanding and/or treatment of pediatric cancer.
The winner of the AACR-St. Baldrick's Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Cancer Research will receive an honorarium, give an award lecture, and be given support for the winner and a guest to attend the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 in Washington, DC.
The winner will also be asked to nominate 2-3 emerging leaders conducting research in the academic sector to be considered to receive a research grant. The winner must nominate 2-3 junior faculty at the assistant professor level or equivalent, whether AACR members or nonmembers, who are affiliated with an academic institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related sciences.
Pediatric cancer researcher affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or the cancer-related sciences in the U.S. or abroad may be nominated. Such institutions include those in academia, industry, or government.
Candidates will be considered on the basis of their outstanding and innovative research, which has had a major impact on the pediatric cancer field, and which has the potential to stimulate new directions in pediatric cancer research. All areas of pediatric cancer research will be considered for this award.
Candidates must currently maintain an active research program, have a record of recent publications, and be able to present an award lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting.
The Award will be presented to an individual investigator.
Institutions and/or organizations are not eligible to receive the Award.
Nominations may be made by any individual, whether an AACR member or nonmember, who is now or has previously been affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related sciences. Self-nominations are not permitted.
Nominators must maintain strict confidentiality of their nomination, and all nominations must be submitted electronically. Paper nominations will not be accepted.
See the Program Guidelines and Nomination Instructions for complete details.
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.