AAAS and Science Translational Medicine invite applications for the annual AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award. This award, funded by an endowment established through a generous bequest from Martin L. Wachtel, honors early-career investigators who have performed outstanding work in the field of cancer research. Entrants must have received their Ph.D. or M.D. within the last 10 years. The award winner is invited to deliver a public lecture on his or her research and receives an unrestricted cash award of $25,000. The award winning Essay is published as a Focus article in Science Translational Medicine.
Entry packages must include the following materials, written in English:
Send all materials in the entry package in pdf format to Yevgeniya Nusinovich, cancer editor at Science Translational Medicine, at firstname.lastname@example.org , with Wachtel Award Entry in the subject line. Please note: if your contact information changes after submission, you must inform us at email@example.com .
Applications for the 2016 Wachtel Award are due March 1, 2016.
The editors of Science Translational Medicine will be responsible for the initial evaluation of the Essays. Approximately the top 30 percent of the Essays will be forwarded to the judging panel, which will be composed of prominent international researchers in the field of cancer. The applicants will be rated on two characteristics: scientific quality and significance of their research, and the clarity and style of the Essay.
Send inquiries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
2015: Nicholas Navin , an Assistant Professor at MD Anderson Cancer Center, was recognized for his work on signle-cell gene sequencing. The 2 honorable mentions were Agnel Sfeir from New York University School of Medicine and Nitzan Rosenfeld from Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute and University of Cambridge.
2014: Li Ma , an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was recognized for her work on the molecular determinants of breast cancer progression, and Jeffrey Tyner , an Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Science University, was recognized for his work on the genetics of leukemia.
2013: Scott Tomlins , an Assistant Professor in the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology at the University of Michigan Medical School, was recognized for his studies of prostate cancer genetics. The 3 honorable mentions were Gregory Beatty from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Michele De Palma from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, and Franziska Michor from Dana Farber Cancer Institute.