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The National Foundation for Cancer Research is proud to introduce our latest cancer research support program, and to name it after the Salisbury family, three members of whom have since 1973 shaped our organization into the bold, risk-taking enterprise that it is today: co-founders, Franklin, Sr., and Tamara, and former CEO, Franklin, Jr. 

The Salisbury Award for Entrepreneurial Translational Research consists of two features:

  1. A set of Award Competitions, participated in by faculty and non-faculty investigators at major cancer research institutions or scientists at promising early stage companies, with winners and runners-up receiving prizes of at least $3,000 and $1,500, respectively, selected based upon presented cancer therapeutic concepts, breakthroughs, discoveries or technologies, with emphasis on projects’ feasibility, novelty and patient impact;
  2. Followed by a larger Venture Competition among preceding Award Competition winners and runners-up, the winner of which to receive funding of up to $250,000 toward respective start-up efforts.

In addition to prize money for top-tier translational cancer research projects and investment funding for the best of these which are embedded within start-up companies, the Salisbury Award platform avails each of its competitors access to key opinion leaders, insightful feedback from life sciences industry figures, increased visibility and credibility, and opportunity to further tap into NFCR’s extensive global network.

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