Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance


The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance is dedicated to playing a catalytic role in accelerating cures for cancer by enabling the pursuit of the most innovative and advanced cancer research and by facilitating collaborations between science and business.

Early-Stage Funding for Cancer Research

The Prize for young investigators provides early-stage funding opportunities to New York scientists with innovative ideas in cancer research. The program surrounding the Prize is a catalyst in bridging the gap between the academic scientific community and the business community.

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News

October 1, 2018
PRESS RELEASE: THE PERSHING SQUARE SOHN CANCER RESEARCH ALLIANCE IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 PRIZE FOR EARLY-CAREER CANCER INVESTIGATORS

NEW YORK (PR Businesswire) – The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance (PSSCRA) today announced the opening of applications for its 2019 Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research. The prize of $200,000 per year for up to three years is awarded annually to at least six New York City area-based scientists. The prize empowers researchers to pursue innovative, high-risk/high-reward cancer 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 award start-date (July 2019) and hold a PhD, MD or MD-PhD (or degree equivalent). The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent is November 5, 2018. For more details on PSSCRA and the application process, including the full eligibility criteria, please visit: https://psscra.org/application/.

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Events

May 23, 2018 
5TH ANNUAL PERSHING SQUARE SOHN PRIZE DINNER

On Wednesday, May 23rd, the Pershing Square Research Alliance held its Fifth Annual Prize Dinner at the Park Avenue Armory, awarding its 2018 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research to seven exceptional groundbreaking scientists in New York City. The evening began with a panel discussion on synthetic biology, featuring Dr. Jef Boeke, Director of the Institute for Systems Genetics at NYU School of Medicine and Dr. Floyd Romesberg, Professor in the Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute. Ira Flatow, Host and Executive Producer of the popular podcast Science Friday, moderated the discussion.

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“The Pershing Square Foundation is proud to support scientific leaders in the fight against cancer.”

Bill Ackman, Co-Founder. The Pershing Square Foundation