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AACR-St. Baldrick’s Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Cancer Research

Nomination StatusClosed
Nomination DeadlineSeptember 30, 2021
Generously Supported BySt. Baldrick's Foundation

The AACR and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation established this Award in 2019 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.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

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, Deputy Director of Scientific Programs, 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 and all nominations must be submitted electronically to 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 and innovative research; and describes the candidate’s current research activity and how their ongoing work demonstrates promise for continued substantive contributions to the cancer field and new directions in pediatric cancer research. 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.