Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research

National Foundation for Cancer Research
Application or LOI Due Date
Brief Description

The Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research was established to honor an outstanding researcher whose scientific achievements have expanded our understanding of cancer and cancer causation; whose vision has moved cancer research in new directions; and whose discoveries have resulted in notable advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. The Prize also promotes public awareness of the importance of basic cancer research and encourages the sustained investment needed to accelerate the translation of these research discoveries into new cancer treatments.

Nominations for the Prize may be made by individuals from the research community, industry, government, or other organizations who are sufficiently familiar with the research accomplishments and contributions of the nominee. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Candidates must have made an original discovery or breakthrough in scientific understanding that has led to better prevention, earlier diagnosis, or new treatments for patients with cancer. You can also download this information here. 

  • All nominations will require the following documents:
  •  A letter of recommendation (800 words or less) outlining the nominee’s significant contributions to cancer research. The letter should outline the impact that the nominee’s research has had on our understanding of the root causes of cancer, on strategies for preventing cancer, on the development of more effective cancer therapies, or other aspects of cancer treatment.
  • A simplified current curriculum vitae of the nominee; ten (10) pages maximum.
  • A listing of fifteen of the nominee’s most important published papers, in the view of the nominator. No press clippings please.
  •  Complete contact information of nominee including cell phone.