Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research

Funding Agency:
American Association for Cancer Research

The prestigious Pezcoller Foundation–AACR International Award for Cancer Research was established in 1997 to annually recognize a scientist of international renown:

  • who has made a major scientific discovery in basic cancer research OR who has made significant contributions to translational cancer research;

  • who continues to be active in cancer research and has a record of recent, noteworthy publications; and

  • whose ongoing work holds promise for continued substantive contributions to progress in the field of cancer.

The award is intended to honor an individual scientist. However, if two candidates are co-nominated to share the Award, curriculum vitae and complete lists of publications for the two candidates must be submitted along with a letter of recommendation that clearly outlines how the work of these individuals is the same or closely related in subject matter and therefore warrants a joint nomination.

The award consists of an unrestricted honorarium of €75,000, a commemorative plaque, and full support to the winner and a guest to attend the AACR Annual Meeting. The winner of the Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achievement Cancer Research will give an award lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting 2020 in San Diego, USA.

Deadline for Nominations: Aug. 1, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Eligible candidates are cancer researchers affiliated with institutions in academia, industry, or government that are involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related biomedical science anywhere in the world.

  • Institutions or organizations are not eligible for the award.

  • Receipt of other major awards does not preclude a candidate from eligibility for the award.

  • No regard shall be given to race, gender, nationality, geographic location, or religious or political views.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

August 1, 2019