Funding Opportunity: Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Prize For Young Investigators
The prize of $200,000 per year for up to three years is awarded annually to at least five New York City-based scientists, enabling them to continue to pursue research at a stage when traditional funding is lacking. Each prize winner is also given a mentor in the pharmaceutical industry and the opportunity to present his or her work to scientific and business audiences.
In May 2015, PSSCRA awarded the prize to six winners: Timothy Chan, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Arvin Dar, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Evripidis Gavathiotis, of Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Moritz Kircher, of MSKCC; Christine Mayr, of MSKCC; and Sohail Tavazoie, of The Rockefeller University.
In order to apply, applicants must have between two and eight years of experience running their own laboratories and must have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D.-Ph.D. or equivalent. The deadline to submit a letter of intent is Nov. 9.
More details on the application process, including full eligibility criteria, are available on their website.