AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship

Funding Agency:
American Association for Cancer Research

The AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship was established and first presented in 2007 in honor of the late Princess Takamatsu of Japan. During her extraordinary life, Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamatsu expended tremendous efforts toward the public and humanitarian cause of the eradication of cancer. She is regarded as an honored and respected figure in Japan, the United States, and within the international cancer research community as a whole.

This lectureship will recognize an individual scientist whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer, and who embodies the dedication of the Princess to multinational collaborations. The recipient of the 13th Lectureship will present a major award lecture during the AACR Annual Meeting 2020 in San Diego, CA, USA. 

The lecturer will receive an unrestricted honorarium of US $10,000, support for the winner and a guest to attend the AACR Annual Meeting, and a commemorative item serving as tangible witness to the singular honor of his/her selection.

Deadline for nominations: June 30, 2019

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidacy is open to all cancer researchers who are affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related biomedical science anywhere in the world. Such institutions include those in academia, industry, or government.
  • The lectureship will be presented to an individual investigator.
  • Institutions or organizations are not eligible for the lectureship.



Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

June 30, 2019