We report frequently enough about research grants and prizes specifically for young investigators—particularly in the biomedical sciences—that some readers have asked why so many foundations make it a point to earmark this early-career funding. What's the obsession with youth? We gray-hairs want to know.
By Olivia Tournay Flatto (Disease Models & Mechanisms) – Summary: Philanthropists and scientists share many common interests, and yet they are not familiar with each other’s ways of thinking. This Editorial highlights how to improve their mutual understanding to advance research and life sciences.
Be Sue-Lynn Moses (Inside Philanthropy) – Well, here we are again. It’s late spring, and the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance recently announced the winners of the 2015 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research.
The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance recently sponsored a panel entitled, “Pioneers for a Cure: the Role of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Cancer Research” at the 5th Annual Galien Forum.
Through a generous commitment of $25 million from the Pershing Square Foundation, the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance has created a prestigious program that will award $1.2 million in its first year to exceptional young scientists in New York City with innovative ideas in the field of cancer research.