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2022 Picchi Award for Excellence in Cancer ResearchEnter by 23 May 2022

Up to three $10,000 prizes are offered to PhD students from VCCC Alliance member organisations.
Sponsored by the Picchi Brothers Foundation, the awards provide a launch pad for international travel and collaboration.
Students are invited to make a submission to receive a prestigious award in basic science, clinical science or population health.
Up to three $10,000 prizes recognising excellence in cancer research will be awarded to PhD students in a tradition that has spanned more than a decade and acknowledges potential world-class researchers embarking on their careers.

The prizes will recognise, develop and support talented students from the alliance and will:
> Support personal and professional development towards research independence
> Enable recipients to engage in collaborative work
> Provide the opportunity to attend or participate remotely or physically in an international conference/s.


Picchi Award for Excellence in Cancer Research - seeking applications by Monday 23 May 2022

Each year, thanks to the generosity and ongoing commitment of the Picchi Brothers Foundation, up to three $10,000 prizes recognising excellence in cancer research are awarded to PhD students from across the VCCC Alliance member organisations in a tradition that has spanned more than a decade and acknowledges potential world-class researchers embarking on their careers.

Three outstanding PhD students will be chosen from the categories of basic science, clinical science and population health.

Applications are open until 23 May 2022 and we would be grateful if you could share this opportunity among networks and in newsletters.

Students must have confirmed candidature at a university affiliated with a VCCC Alliance member organisation and be undertaking cancer-related research training within a VCCC Alliance member organisation. They will normally have completed at least 24 months of candidature (FTE) at time of application. The candidate’s doctoral work must address one of the six pillars of cancer control including:

  • prevention
  • screening and early diagnosis
  • treatment
  • research
  • education
  • cancer information

PhD students who have submitted their thesis but have not had it accepted at the time of application submission are still eligible to apply.