Since its launch in 2020, the annual Inspiration Award has attracted a competitive field of excellent investigators and institutions across the United States and internationally in the areas of pancreatic and pediatric cancers. Winners are profiled, along with their research summary, on our Awards Winners page.
The Hopper-Belmont Foundation (“HBF”) Inspiration Award aims to motivate young investigators to make a difference early in their career by providing a personal award recognizing concepts and/or projects in one of the following areas:
The use of the award is at the discretion of the winner, e.g. personal or research.
Who Qualifies: Post-doctoral (PhD, MD/PhD), Physicians-in-training (MD, MD/PhD), or junior faculty members who are in the first two years of a faculty appointment at time of application submission. Individual and team submissions are allowed.
Guidelines: Submit a concept summary (3 pages maximum) using the following format. To appease all reviewers, this should be in layman’s language to the extent possible:
- Situation/Background Inspiration Idea (include relevance to immunotherapy if applicable)
- Proof of concept approach (if applicable)
- Overall benefits to the patient community
- Other potential concept applications (e.g impact on other cancers; relevance to immunotherapy, etc)
- Career aspirations the award may support
- Concept Timeline (if applicable)
- Closing remarks
Appendix to include:
- NIH style bio sketch
- Recommendations. While not mandatory, letters of support from current advisors, department heads, or other relevant individuals are very helpful.
2023 Application Deadline: TBD
Apply by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
By raising a minimum of $10,000, you and your family can create a specific award category that will be administered by the Hopper -Belmont Foundation. Award categories simply need to be approved by the Board of Directors and a majority of the advisors.
Judging for all awards will be done by a panel of healthcare professionals and patient advocates.