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NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research

Prof Richard Kefford 2018 Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year

Annual NSW research awards program that celebrates excellence and innovation in cancer research.

2018 Premier's Awards are on Friday 2 November, Four Seasons, Sydney.

 

Hosted by the Cancer Institute NSW, the Awards honour the achievements of the individuals and teams that work across the cancer research sector to lessen the impact of cancer for the people of NSW.

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Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow
Rising Star PhD Candidate Wildfire Highly Cited Publication
The Professor Rob Sutherland AO Make a Difference Award Outstanding Cancer Clinical Trials Unit

 

2018 Awards by Nomination

Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year

The Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year Award recognises an individual researcher who has made an active, outstanding, sustained contribution to any field of cancer research in NSW; has a record of substantive and noteworthy publications; and has supported, developed and mentored cancer researchers.

The successful researcher will receive an award of $50,000 to assist their research endeavours.

Rising Star PhD Candidate

The Rising Star PhD Candidate Award will honour an exceptional PhD candidate who is making significant progress and shows the potential to make an impact in any field of cancer research.

This award is open to PhD Candidates who are members of Translational Cancer Research Centres.

The successful researcher will receive an award of $10,000 to assist their research endeavours

The Professor Rob Sutherland AO Make a Difference Award

The Professor Rob Sutherland AO Make a Difference Award recognises a NSW researcher, or team of researchers who have had a lasting impact and sustained progress to cancer care or research practice.

This contribution would be characterised as shifting viewpoints and behaviour from a well-entrenched ‘status quo’ to a radical change.

The successful researcher or research team will receive an award of $20,000 to assist their research endeavours.

Wildfire Highly Cited Publication

The Wildfire Highly Cited Publication Award recognises a NSW researcher, or team of researchers, who has made a significant difference to cancer care or research practice. This award will be presented to an individual, or research team, for a highly cited publication.

The recipient's contributions will have had a lasting impact on the cancer field and can demonstrate sustained progress against cancer.

The successful researcher or research team will receive an award of $20,000 to assist their research endeavours.

Awards by Selection

Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow

There will be two Outstanding Cancer Research Fellows who will receive an award this year.

One award will be presented to a fellow who has had more than five years post-doctoral experience in research and the second award be presented to a fellow who has had less than five years post-doctoral experience in research. 

The Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow Awards will be presented to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional research progress over the previous calendar year.

Unlike other awards, the Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow is not assessed via an application process, but by a review of the annual progress reports and final reports as submitted in early 2017.

The shortlisted Fellows for the Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow Awards will be assessed by an independent, external Grants Review Committee of the Cancer Institute NSW.

Both recipents will receive a prize of $20,000 toward their research endeavours, and a commemorative award.

Outstanding Cancer Clinical Trials Unit

Making NSW a destination of choice for cancer clinical trials is one of the strategies of the NSW Cancer Plan.

The Cancer Institute NSW Clinical Trials Program supports Clinical Trial Units by funding Local Health Districts Speciality Networks and Private Institutions for enrolments to investigator initiated cancer clinical trials and works collaboratively to develop a strategic approach for the selection and implementation of cancer clinical trials relevant to their population.

The best performing Cancer Clinical Trial Unit is selected for this award through the data held in the Cancer Institute NSW Clinical Trials Portal.

The recipients will receive a prize of $20,000 toward the activities of the Cancer Clinical Trials Unit, and a commemorative award.

Discover the 2017 Premier's Awards winners and learn about their outstanding achievements.

See the winners of the 2016 Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research - presented on Friday 5th August 2016

2015 winners

See who took the honours in 2015 - the outstanding achievements of the individuals and teams that work across the cancer research sector to lessen the impact of cancer for the people of NSW.

Video praising the great work NSW cancer researchers are doing every day

Winners of previous NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research from 2011-2014

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