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

September 30, 2019
THE PERSHING SQUARE SOHN CANCER RESEARCH ALLIANCE IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS 2020 PRIZE FOR EARLY-CAREER CANCER RESEARCHERS

PERSHING SQUARE SOHN CANCER RESEARCH ALLIANCE/BUSINESS WIRE – The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance (PSSCRA) today announced the opening of applications for its 2020 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.

pplicants must have between two and eight years of experience running their own laboratories by the award start date (July 2020), hold a PhD, MD or MD-PhD (or degree equivalent), and be affiliated with a research institution in the greater New York City area. 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 a Letter of Intent is November 4, 2019. 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 22, 2019 
SIXTH ANNUAL PERSHING SQUARE SOHN PRIZE DINNER

On Wednesday, May 22nd, the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance held its Sixth Annual Prize Dinner at the Consulate General of France in New York, awarding its 2019 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research to seven early-career pioneers in cancer research in New York City.The evening began with remarks by Consul General Anne-Claire Legendre followed by Olivia Tournay Flatto, PhD, President of The Pershing Square Foundation and Co-founder and Executive Director of the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance. After introductory remarks, Stephanie Oestreich, PhD, Executive Vice President of Evotec and member of the Kendall Square Orchestra, performed a beautiful violin solo. After the entrée, three current Pershing Square Sohn Prize winners were interviewed by The Pershing Square Foundation Co-Trustee and founder, William Ackman.

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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