International Nominations are due May 31.

This award is based on nominations, not applications, for early- to mid-career researchers. Among other criteria, each nominee must work in a research environment with mentoring and support conducive to continued academic success and innovation; have presented, published, or received funding for highly innovative research with the potential to lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate important advances in our understanding of childhood cancer.

Past International Award Winners


The St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancers congratulates the two winners of the Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award: Dr. Franck Bourdeaut from the Curie Institute in Paris, and PD Dr. Jan-Henning Klusmann from the Hannover Medical School. Read more


Dr Sam Behjati, Research Fellow in Medical Sciences (Corpus Christi College Cambridge, UK), has become the first recipient of the International Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award for his work helping children with cancer.

Make a donation

To make a donation in memory of Bob and support this award, please give online or send a check (“Arceci Hero Fund” in the memo line) to:

Becky Chapman Weaver, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, 1333 S. Mayflower Ave., Ste. 400, Monrovia, CA 91016.


For information on nomination criteria and the process, please email Becky Chapman Weaver.