Rosalind Franklin Prize for Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research

Funding Agency:
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

The Rosalind Franklin Prize is named for the molecular biologist Dr. Rosalind Franklin, who played a vital role in discovering the structure of DNA.  Her life was cut short in 1958 when she died of ovarian cancer at age 37. Throughout her life she was a committed researcher; this award is presented to a senior researcher who continues Franklin’s legacy of excellence. 

The Rosalind Franklin Prize for Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research is a $10,000 annual prize awarded to an individual in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to basic science, translational, or clinical research in ovarian cancer.  Nominees should have a track record of high achievement in the field of ovarian cancer research, as demonstrated by significant contributions to the care of women with gynecologic cancer and to the literature in the field, as well as having obtained significant extramural research funding.  The prize rewards past achievement and provides further incentive for an outstanding working scientist to continue to do exceptional research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of ovarian cancer.

Nominees must hold an MD, PhD, or ScD degree, and must hold an academic appointment at a non-profit medical or research institution in the USA. 

Deadline for Nominations: Apr. 16, 2018

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Nominations can be made by members of the ovarian cancer research community.  To nominate someone for this prize, please submit the following:

1.A completed coversheet (see page three here)

2.Letter of nomination (1,500 words or less).  In the letter, please describe the nominee’s achievements in the field of ovarian cancer research.

3.CV for the nominee.



For inquiries or further information, please contact:

Emily Hickey

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance

14 Penn Plaza, Suite 1710

New York, NY 10122

Telephone: (212) 268-1002

Fax: (212) 947-5652





Amount Description

The prize recipient will receive a one-time payment of $10,000.  This prize is given to the individual and not his/her institution. Prize Recipients will be presented with the award at the Ovarian Cancer National Conference, in Washington, DC, July 14, 2018.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

April 16, 2018