Established in 2016, the Innovators in Science Award is administered by the New York Academy of Sciences and sponsored by Takeda. This global award recognizes the contributions of both a promising Early-Career Scientist and an outstanding Senior Scientist to biomedical science and is intended to support their commitment to innovative research. 

Each winner receives an unrestricted prize of US$200,000 for their excellence in, and commitment to, innovative science that has significantly advanced the field of Cancer Immunology.

Takeda and the New York Academy of Sciences would like to draw attention to increasing global cancer burden. Cancer remains the second leading cause of death worldwide, exacerbated by the difficulty in progressing novel therapeutics from the research lab to the clinic. The 2024 Innovators in Science Award will recognize scientists from around the globe for their exceptional research in Cancer Immunology. The window for Nominations will open on February 1, 2023, and will close on April 14, 2023.

For complete Award details, visit  

 If you have any questions or experience technical difficulties, please contact the Innovators in Science Award team at or 212.298.8642 (Monday through Friday, 9AM - 5PM ET).


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

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