The Asian Fund for Cancer Research (AFCR) is pleased to be presenting the inaugural BRACE Award Competition.

Thursday, 19 September 2019
Daylong Program

Tanglin Club


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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.

Opening remarks, followed immediately by a series of BRACE Award Competition presentations by scientists 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 SG$5,000 and SG$2,000 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