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2021 Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Prize is Opening Call for Applications

The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance (PSSCRA) will open for applications for its 2021 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research on Monday, October 5, 2020. At least six greater New York City-area-based scientists will each be awarded $200,000/year – for up to three years – to empower them to pursue groundbreaking research at a stage when traditional funding is lacking.

Applicants must have:

  • Between two to eight years of experience running their own laboratories by the start date of the Prize (July 2021);
  • A PhD, MD or MD-PhD (or equivalent);
  • Faculty appointments at academic research institutions in the greater New York City area at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor (or equivalent). The greater New York City area includes: New York City’s five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester County, New Jersey, and Western Connecticut (Fairfield and New Haven Counties).

The deadline to submit the Letter of Intent is Monday, November 9, 2020 at 5:00pm ET

For more details on the application process, including the full eligibility criteria, please visit:

Now entering its seventh year, PSSCRA has awarded the Prize to 46 early-career scientists at eleven different institutions. PSSCRA seeks to guide philanthropic funds to feed critical scientific discoveries, attracting like-minded investors to the cause of fighting cancer. In addition to receiving funding, Pershing Square Sohn Prize winners are given access to a unique network of leaders in academia, business and venture capital, biotech and pharma industries, and philanthropy and are invited to participate in select programs. You can view the seven exceptional 2020 Prize winners and their research here.