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THE ROBERT SUTHERLAND AWARD

The Robert Sutherland Award for Excellence in Translational Research recognises Translational Researchers and their achievements and contributions to improved patient outcomes as well as scientific excellence.

The Robert Sutherland Award for Excellence in Translational Research

Professor Robert Sutherland AO was the Director of the Cancer Research Program at the Garvan Institute for 27 years, Senior Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council and inaugural Director of the Kinghorn Cancer Centre in Darlinghurst. He was a former Board member of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, Cancer Council NSW and Cancer Institute NSW and served on various committees including the National Health and Medical Research Council. In 2010 he received the NSW Premier’s Award for Outstanding Cancer Researcher and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) “for distinguished service to medicine as an international contributor to the research of cancer, the development of Australia’s research capacity and through leadership roles in advisory bodies”.

The Robert Sutherland Award for Excellence in Translational Research recognises Translational Researchers and their achievements and contributions to improved patient outcomes as well as scientific excellence. The recipient will be invited to present a lecture at the BCT Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) and a financial contribution of up to $10,000 towards their research or professional development. The award is open to Translational Researchers worldwide. The Award is offered annually and is made at the discretion of the Board.

Applications close 31 October 2022.

  • Eligibility Criteria

    • This award is open to Translational Researchers worldwide, who have made a substantial contribution to clinical research.
    • The recipient does not need to be a member of BCT but must be nominated by a Full Member of the Group.
  • Award Details

    • A financial contribution up to $10,000 towards supporting the recipient’s research or professional development.
  • Awardees Responsibilities

    • The Robert Sutherland Award for Excellence in Translational Research recipient will be invited to present a lecture at the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).
  • Selection Process

    • A nomination form must be completed and submitted online.
    • Nominations will include a CV and supporting statement from the Nominator/Referee. The Nominator/Referee must be a Full Member of BCT.
    • Nominations are considered by the BCT Awards Committee and awarded at the discretion of BCT Board of Directors.
    • Nominators will be notified of the outcome of their nomination once the Awards Committee has made its decision.

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