About Our Research: Call for 2011 Nominations

Honoring the legacy of Paul A. Marks, MD, President Emeritus of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a distinguished scientist, the Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research recognizes outstanding young investigators who have made significant contributions to increase the understanding of cancer or improve the treatment of the disease through basic or clinical research.

The Paul Marks Prize is now awarded to up to three investigators every other year. The first recipients were named in 2001. The winners will present their work at a scientific symposium at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on December 2, 2011. They will share a cash award of $150,000.

Nomination Requirements

Nominees are required to be 45 years of age or younger on the submission deadline, April 29, 2011. Nominations must include the nominee’s date of birth.

Nomination packets must include:

  • A letter from the nominator outlining the significance of the accomplishments for which the candidate should be recognized
  • A one-page scientific biography of the candidate
  • A list of up to eight of the candidate’s most significant published papers with brief (fewer than 100 words) explanations of the importance of each one
  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae
  • Up to three supporting letters

Nomination packets should be e-mailed to marksprize@mskcc.org.

For further information, e-mail marksprize@mskcc.org or call the Office of the President, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, at 212-639-6561.

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline for the 2011 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research is April 29, 2011.