Sponsor a Scientist

Sponsoring a Damon Runyon award recipient is an opportunity to make a direct investment in innovative research and help launch the career of a promising young scientist. You may select a scientist based on their location, institution, research focus or type of cancer they study. You will receive regular updates about the scientist’s work and have the opportunity to visit their laboratory and learn first-hand about their research. The scientist’s award may be named in recognition of your donation. The impact of Sponsored Awards are felt far beyond their tenure – by the scientists themselves and by all of us who will benefit from their achievements.

Award programs you can choose from:

  • Damon Runyon Fellowship Award: $260,000 over four years
  • Damon Runyon Quantitative Biology Fellowship Award: $240,000 over three years
  • Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Breakthrough Scientist Award: $100,000 over two years
  • Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award: $400,000 over 2 years + possible continuation of $400,000 over 2 additional years
  • Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award: $600,000 over 3 years + possible continuation of $400,000 over 2 additional years
  • Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award: $460,000 over 4 years


Endowment Opportunities

For donors interested in making endowment gifts that can have a long-term, transformational impact on our programs, we have a variety of philanthropic opportunities for you to endow specific awards or award programs.

Please contact Yung S. Lie, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, at 212.455.0521 or yung.lie@damonrunyon.org to learn more.