Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists Overview

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
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Brief Description

Program Description

The Damon Runyon Fellowship identifies the nation’s top postdoctoral fellows and provides funding that enables them to complete their training under the mentorship of a leading senior scientist and encourages them to follow their own bold ideas. At the end of the Fellowship, there are often a select few who have greatly exceeded the Foundation’s highest expectations. These spectacular young scientists are the most likely to make paradigm-shifting breakthroughs that transform the way we prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. To catapult their research careers—and their impact on cancer—the Foundation will make an additional investment in these exceptional individuals by selecting them as recipients of the Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists.

In doing so, the Foundation will:

  • Provide additional financial support to enable these scientists to continue the pursuit of bold and innovative ideas
  • Accelerate the path to independence
  • Encourage a continued career in cancer research