The Kimmel Scholars Program is a bridge in the funding gap for gifted young cancer researchers at the very outset of their careers. Annually 15 of the nation’s most promising young researchers were selected to receive this $200,000 Award by a world class Medical Advisory Board. With the pressure to secure resources eased, Scholars are emboldened to pursue innovative, imaginative investigations and to establish their models in independent research, a necessity for obtaining government grants and other backing.
After 20 years, the Foundation has achieved its goal of opening pathways for young investigators. Today there are numerous programs offering similar awards that did not exist when the Kimmel Scholars Program began.
While the Kimmel Scholar Program has come to a close, all current Scholars will receive their full $200,000 Award in semi-annual installments. A Scholar with unspent funds at the conclusion of Year 2 may submit a revised budget and request a 12-month no-cost extension. Please contact Dr. Gary Cohen, c/o Emily Krohn, with that request.
Please direct questions to Emily Krohn.
Between 1997 and 2017, a total of 292 researchers and physician-scientists received Kimmel Scholar Awards. Alumni of the Program are among the most successful, distinguished members of the next generation of cancer researchers and leaders.
Yes, the Foundation maintains the same commitment to promoting advances in cancer research that it has since it was established in 1993. Its recent gift to Johns Hopkins to create the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Immunotherapy at the Kimmel Cancer Center there is evidence of that ongoing commitment.
No, the Kimmel Scholar Award was the only funding for which applications were accepted.