For Scientists

Award Programs
Damon Runyon Fellowship Award
Supports the training of the brightest postdoctoral scientists as they embark upon their research careers. This funding enables them to be mentored by established investigators in leading research laboratories across the country.
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Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award
The Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award provides funding to basic scientists and clinicians who conduct research with the potential to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of one or more pediatric cancers.
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Damon Runyon Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists
There are often a select few Damon Runyon and Damon Runyon-Sohn Fellows who have greatly exceeded the Foundation’s highest expectations. To catapult their research careers, the Foundation will make an additional investment in these exceptional individuals at the end of the Fellowship by selecting them as recipients of the Damon Runyon Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists.
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Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports early career physician-scientists conducting patient-oriented research. The goal of this innovative program is to increase the number of physicians capable of moving seamlessly between the laboratory and the patient’s bedside in search of breakthrough treatments.
Damon Runyon Clinical Investigators are eligible to apply for Continuation Grants in the final year of their award.
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Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award supports the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with “high-risk/high-reward” ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding.
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Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award
Supports and encourages outstanding physicians to pursue cancer research careers by providing them with the opportunity for a protected research training experience under the mentorship of a highly qualified and gifted mentor.
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