• Awards to be granted and administered by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation
  • One award to a U.S. or Canadian researcher, to be presented at an ASPHO meeting
  • One award to an international researcher, to be presented at a SIOP meeting
  • Awards are $250,000/year for 3 years to support innovative childhood cancer research
  • Donations in memory of Dr. Arceci help support the awards

This award reflects Dr. Robert J. Arceci’s values, which include:

Thinking outside the box – risk-taking – true innovation

Collaboration – including international participation

Development of early- to mid-career scientists

2019 Nominations are closed

2019 Deadlines:

  • US/Canadian Award:
    • Nominations open Wed., Jan. 9
    • Nominations due by Thursday., Jan. 31
    • Candidates for consideration chosen and notified by Wed., Feb. 13
    • Nominee requirements due by Wed., Feb. 27
    • Award recipient notified by April 5
    • Award announced at ASPHO spring meeting, May 1-4, New Orleans (Recipient must be present)
  • International Award:
    • Nominations open May 1
    • Nominations due by May 31
    • Candidates for consideration chosen and notified by June 21
    • Nominee requirements due by July 12
    • Award recipient notified by August 31
    • Award announced at SIOP meeting, Oct. 23-26, Lyon, France (Recipient must be present)

This award is based on nominations, not applications, for early- to mid-career researchers.

In addition, St. Baldrick’s will soon open an RFA specifically for Ewing sarcoma research, funded by a major donor.  If you are interested, please contact Laura Chung at Laura@StBaldricks.org

Congratulations to Dr Laura Broutier for winning the 2018 International Award!


The St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancers congratulates the winner of the 2018 Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award: Dr. Laura Broutier from Lyon, France. After a period of research at Cambridge University, Dr. Broutier’s work at the Cancer Research Center in Lyon now focuses on using “organoids” – or so-called “mini-organs” – to better understand the biological underpinnings of cancer. Read more


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.