For Scientists

Award Selection Committees

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s reputation in the scientific community is unsurpassed, in part due to the high standards upheld by its award selection committees. Each committee is composed of world-renowned scientists who are leaders in their fields of research. They review all applications and select award recipients, who are then approved by the Damon Runyon Board of Directors.

At the beginning of each review session the following Biases Statement is read aloud: As an organization, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation seeks to promote gender equality and increase diversity, in all of its forms, throughout our programs. Studies have demonstrated that often subtle and unconscious biases can dramatically affect outcomes in review processes and that by simply acknowledging that unconscious biases exist, we can combat their potential negative impact. To that end, please be aware of your potential unconscious biases when reviewing, scoring and discussing candidates and applications throughout the review process.

Fellowship Award Committee
Clinical Investigator Award Committee
Physician-Scientist Training Award Committee
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award Committee
Quantitative Biology Fellowship Award Committee
Damon Runyon-St. Jude Pediatric Cancer Research Fellowship Award Committee
Damon Runyon Scholars Program for Advancing Research and Knowledge

Are you a former Damon Runyon Awardee who has recently relocated? Email us with your new contact information—we’d love to hear from you!

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