[Innovators in Science Award] 2-Weeks Until Nominations Open on February 1, 2023

On behalf of the New York Academy of Sciences, I am pleased to invite University of Bergen to submit two nominations for the 2024 Innovators in Science Award.

Established in November 2016, the Innovators in Science Award is a global award recognizing a promising Early-Career Scientist’s and an outstanding Senior Scientist’s contributions to biomedical science and is intended to support their commitment to innovative research. Two prizes of US$200,000 are awarded each Award cycle to winning scientists who have distinguished themselves for the creativity and impact of their research in a designated therapeutic area.  The award is administered by the New York Academy of Sciences and sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

To draw attention to the increasing global cancer burden, the 2024 Innovators in Science Award will recognize scientists from around the globe for their exceptional research in Cancer Immunology. Cancer remains the second leading cause of death worldwide, exacerbated by the difficulty in progressing novel therapeutics from the research lab to the clinic.

Your institution is invited to nominate one (1) promising Early-Career Scientist and one (1) outstanding Senior Scientist conducting research in Cancer Immunology as candidates for the 2024 Innovators in Science Award. The nomination period begins February 1, 2023 and ends March 31, 2023. A link to the online nomination portal will be sent to you on February 1st.

The Awards will be conferred at a formal ceremony and symposium in Boston, MA, USA in early 2024.

You may refer to the Award Guidelines, available atwww.TakedaInnovators.com, for details on nominee eligibility, nomination requirements, and evaluation criteria. A list offrequently asked questions is also available to assist you during the online nomination process.

 Timeline for the 2024 Innovators in Science Award in Cancer Immunology 

February 1, 2023 Nominations open
March 31, 2023 Nominations close
April 14, 2023 Letters of Support due
December 2023 Innovators in Science Award Winners Announced
Spring 2024 Innovators in Science Award Ceremony and Symposium in Boston, MA, USA

Finally, we kindly ask that you take a moment to update your institution’s contact details with our team.  If you are not the correct person to be contacted regarding Innovators in Science Award nominations from University of Bergen, please send a brief email to takedainnovators@nyas.org with the name and email address of the correct contact.  We suggest this be the individual from University of Bergen responsible for coordinating and submitting your institution’s nominations.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. You may send inquiries to takedainnovators@nyas.org or directly contact the Award staff at (+1) 212.298.8642 (Mon. – Fri., 9:00am – 5:00pm ET). Additional information is also available atwww.TakedaInnovators.com.

We are honored to partner with you on this exciting Award honoring promising Early-Career and outstanding Senior Scientists’ contributions to innovative and transformative research. We look forward to learning more about the most innovative researchers from your institution.


Amanda Sadacca, PhD
Vice President, Awards
New York Academy of Sciences

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