Challenge Grant Awards
About the Award
Challenge grants in scientific research revolve around posing a grand scientific question to the research community and asking researchers to submit their best ideas for meeting the challenge with creative solutions. With help from our Scientific Advisory Board, the Rivkin Center will identify areas in ovarian cancer research in which the greatest strides can be made today and offer a Challenge Grant to the research group that proposes the best solution.
The 2-year, $150,000 Challenge Grant award was conferred for the first time in 2011 due to the generosity of the Smith Family Foundation.
University of Washington2016 Lester and Bernice Smith Challenge Grant Award: Immuno-prophylaxis of ovarian cancer associated with high-risk germline mutations
Challenge Grant Awardees
David Bowtell, PhD
Martin Matzuk, MD, PhD
André Lieber, MD, PhD