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

October 23, 2018 
SECOND ANNUAL PERSHING SQUARE SOHN RETREAT

On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018, the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance held its Second Annual Pershing Square Sohn Retreat in Nicholls-Biondi Hall at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Long Island. The Retreat gave the 2015 Pershing Square Sohn Prize winners, who had just finished their final year of funding, the chance to present their work performed over the past three years to their peers and mentors.

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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