MISSION

The Pershing Square Foundation supports exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that tackle important social, health, and environmental issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact.

ABOUT US

The Pershing Square Foundation (PSF) was established in 2006 to support exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that tackle important social issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact across the globe. PSF has committed $500+ million in grants and social investments across a number of fields, including health and medicine, education, economic development and social justice. Bill Ackman and Neri Oxman are the co-trustees of the Foundation.

By investing in pioneering individuals, non-profits and mission driven companies who dare to re-imagine the possible, PSF has helped to bring about important breakthroughs — from cancer research and small scale agriculture to criminal justice reform and educational opportunities for young people in communities — around the world.

PROGRAMS

The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance was formed in 2013 by The Pershing Square Foundation, which has since committed more than $30 million to 52 scientists, in partnership with The Sohn Conference Foundation. The Alliance is dedicated to playing a catalytic role in accelerating cures for cancer by supporting innovative cancer research and by facilitating collaborations between academia and industry. Annually, the Alliance awards the Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research to early-career, greater New York City area scientists who are engaged in cutting-edge cancer research. For more information, visit http://psscra.org/.

2022 Pershing Square Sohn Prize Application Guidelines

The application portal for the 2022 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research is now closed. The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent was  Monday, November 8, 2021. 

Selected applicants have been invited to submit a Full-Length Proposal (FLP). The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, January 28, 2022 by 5:00pm EST. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application by mid-March.

2022 Prize – Full-Length Proposal Application Template  (Word doc) (PDF file)

2022 Prize – Budget Template  (Excel file)

If you have any questions regarding the Pershing Square Sohn Prize, please contact us at info@psscra.orgPlease check back early summer 2022 for information on our 2023 application cycle. 

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