T.J. Martell Foundation Announces The Clive Davis Research Fellowship Award
September 30, 2015 at 7:45 AM (PT)
This year, the T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION proudly celebrates its 40th year with the creation of THE CLIVE DAVIS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AWARD. The permanent grant bearing the five-time GRAMMY-winner’s name will be awarded annually to a scientist or medical professional undertaking substantial early-stage work aimed at finding a cure for leukemia, cancer or AIDS at one of T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION’s funded institutions.
For decades, the iconic music producer and executive has quietly supported the foundation, which has been responsible for saving of thousands of lives since its inception as a result of innovative research and medical treatments.
DAVIS is a founding member and has been behind-the-scenes in helping to support innovative cancer research that is truly remarkable. To date, the organization has raised over $270 million dollars in the fight against leukemia, cancer or AIDS.
"I am deeply touched that TONY and the T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION chose to name this prestigious fellowship award after me," DAVIS said. "I will never forget the day - 40 years ago - when TONY called asking for my help setting up the foundation in honor of his beloved son T.J. I proudly stood by the foundation as it quickly grew to become THE music charity and a genuine leader in the fight against leukemia, cancer and AIDS. This is a fantastic organization that is saving lives and I am proud to have my name permanently associated with it."