The Asian Fund for Cancer Research (AFCR) is pleased to be presenting the next BRACE Award Competition, at which a winner and runner-up will receive prize checks of HK$25,000 and HK$10,000, respectively.

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Asia World-Expo
Hong Kong

The BRACE Award Competition will be part of the concluding day of the Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization’s BIOHK2020 conference.

Projects whose applications are accepted will be granted up to two complementary BIOHK2020 passes.


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Scientists that are formally and verifiably associated with promising cancer research discoveries described in the application that are either still within Asian universities, medical centers and other cancer laboratories; being validated and applied by Asian oncology technology start-up companies, such as those spun-out of such institutions; or that are associated with labs or firms outside of Asia which are or intend to develop, apply or expand the projects within the region. Particularly, although not limited to, lead project investigators within laboratories or chief science or technology officers within start-up companies.

A series of private BRACE Award Competition presentations by individual faculty or non-faculty investigators, scientists at promising early stage start-up companies or designated team members addressing proprietary cancer therapeutic projects*. PowerPoint or similar presentation formats are required, and must be delivered—verbally and visually—in English. Presenters are to be on-site well in advance of their predesignated time slot, and abide by the maximum 30-minute time limit, including segue and question and answer periods, which will be strictly enforced per presentation.

Decisions and announcement of the BRACE Award Competition winner and runner-up will be made by the panel of judges shortly after the final presentation’s conclusion, and respective HK$25,000 and HK$10,000 prize checks will be conveyed and photographs taken. All presenters are asked to reconvene and be present at that time.

*The BRACE Award has been designed primarily to help catalyze and raise the profile of cancer therapeutic candidates, although three additional categories too will be considered: diagnostic, preventive vaccine or research platform technologies.

If you have questions, need more information or are interested in sponsoring this or future BRACE Award Competitions, please contact:

Bradley Gillenwater
AFCR Senior Director of Global Programs & Communications