Rising Star Award


  • What is RSA?
  • In recognition of the importance of acknowledging future leaders in cancer research, the Rising Star Award (RSA) is established. RSA recognizes excellent research achievements of individuals at the start of their independent careers. The award recipients will receive cash prizes and be allocated special oral slots to share their research. We strongly encourage everyone who fulfill the criteria to submit applications.


  • Are there any requirements to participate in the RSA?
  • To successfully apply for the RSA, please see all the RSA requirements listed below.
    • Employment: < 5 Academic years (inclusive of Post-Doctoral Fellowship/ Research Officer)
    • Publication: >5 ISI journals with either First/ Second/ Corresponding Authorship
    • Research Grant: Awarded and/ or applied
    • Active Conference Participation: Oral and/or Poster Presentations
    • Registered and submitted an abstract for 1st MSC


  • How do I apply for the RSA?
  • You will be able to choose to apply for the RSA within the abstract submission process. In order to complete your RSA application, please email a copy of your CV that is verified by your Head of Department (HOD)/ Deputy Dean/ Dean or any person deemed to be qualified, to this email: 1stmsc.scicom@gmail.com. A confirmation email will be sent upon receiving your submission.


  • How do I know that my RSA application is successful?
  • RSA application shared the same deadline for Abstract Submission (31st August 2019). You will be notified about the status of your application on/before 15th October 2019.


  • Why have I been rejected as a RSA applicant?
  • If your RSA application has been rejected, we very much regret that we have decided to consider other candidates for the award. However, please note that although being rejected from the RSA competition, your abstract has gone through the normal reviewing process for non-RSA abstracts. We hope to welcome you as a conference participant at 1st MSC.