AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research

Funding Agency:
American Association for Cancer Research

The AACR established this Award in 2007 in honor of Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc) for her exemplary leadership of the AACR as the Chief Executive Officer, and for her sustained, extraordinary dedication to the conquest of cancer through fostering research, scholarly publications, communication, science education and training, and public education.

This Award recognizes true champions of cancer research, who embody the sustained commitment of Dr. Margaret Foti to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Award will be given to an individual whose leadership and extraordinary achievements in cancer research have made a major impact in the field. Such achievements may include contributions to the acceleration of progress in cancer research; raising national or international awareness of cancer research; or in other ways demonstrating a sustained commitment to cancer research.

Deadline for nominations: Sep. 15, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

Cancer researchers affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related biomedical science anywhere in the world may be nominated. Such institutions include those in academia, industry, or government.

The Award may only be presented to an individual investigator.

Institutions and/or organizations are not eligible to receive the Award.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

September 15, 2023