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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Scientist for a Significant Breakthrough in Cancer Research

Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research

GrantWatch ID# 172204
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR)
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/28/23 Midnight Save

Grant Description
Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual to recognize an original breakthrough or discovery in the field of cancer research. Candidates for this award have furthered cancer prevention, treatments, and early diagnosis. The discovery must have had a significant impact on the cancer field and made a direct impact on saving lives.

Nominations are reviewed and evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. The candidate is nominated for a seminal discovery or a pioneering body of work that has contributed to cancer prevention, diagnosis, or treatment, and
  2. The candidate’s work has had a lasting impact on understanding cancer, holding the promise of improving or saving the lives of cancer patients.

The Szent-Györgyi Prize serves to stimulate continued investment in the pioneering research that will produce scientific breakthroughs. It intends to deepen the understanding of the underlying basis of cancer and the translation of this knowledge to improve the lives for cancer patients. By calling attention annually to achievements in this area, it is the goal of the Szent-Györgyi Prize to heighten awareness of the research and discovery that leads to new cancer treatments and cancer cures.

The Prize also promotes public awareness of the importance of basic cancer research and the need to accelerate the translation of these research discoveries into new cancer treatments.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
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.

Pre-Application Information
Nominations are due by midnight on February 28th, 2023.

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Contact Information
Submit a nomination online:

If you have questions or need more information, please email

National Foundation for Cancer Research
Attn: Szent-Györgyi Prize Selection Committee
5515 Security Lane, Suite 1105
Rockville, MD 20852, USA

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