AACR-Waun Ki Hong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research

Funding Agency:
American Association for Cancer Research

The AACR established this Award in recognition of the extraordinary contributions of Waun Ki Hong, MD, FAACR to advancing cancer research, cancer care, and cancer prevention during his longstanding and brilliant career as a physician-scientist.

This Award recognizes a worthy cancer researcher who has conducted highly meritorious translational and clinical cancer research anywhere in the world and who has not yet reached 51 years of age at the time of the award presentation.


Deadline: 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.

Candidates must have not yet reached 51 years of age at the time of the award presentation.

The Award may only be presented to an individual investigator.

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

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

September 15, 2023