Other funding sources
A number of funding sources from federal government agencies, non-profit foundations and Virginia Commonwealth University are available to support cancer research.
Federal Funding Sources
Department of Defense (DOD)
Army Medical Research (USAMRAA)
Army Research Office (ARO) Funding opportunities
Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Funding opportunities
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Solicitations
Organizations with Peer Reviewed Funding Systems
American Cancer Society (ACS), (national office only)
Central Office of the Veterans Administration (VA) - excluding local/regional awards and “block” grants
Other Non-Profit Funding Sources
VCU Funding Sources
The VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences created the CCTR Endowment Fund to support meritorious pilot and feasibility research. Individual investigators and small groups of investigators may apply for up to $50,000 for their research, and multi-disciplinary research teams may apply for up to $130,000 to support research that involves collaborators from at least two different VCU schools.
The VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research KL2 (formerly known as K12) scholar positions provide substantial salary support and $25,000 in start-up funds for faculty-level clinical and translational scientists near the beginning of their investigative careers. These positions receive up to $75,000 per year to be used for the scholar’s salary plus fringe benefits. Typically, CCTR KL2 scholars are initially appointed for two years as a scholar works toward receiving his/her own independent mentored career development award (e.g., NIH K08 or K23) or independent NIH operating grant (e.g., R01).
The Research Fund is grounded in the President's commitment to develop and enhance faculty scholarship across the institution. Formally known as VCU Presidential Research Incentive Program (or PRIP), its goal is to afford all faculty internal funding opportunities to support new, emerging, or continuing research.
The Center for Teaching Excellence annually requests proposals from the faculty for small grants to support projects that enhance teaching and learning. Especially encouraged are proposals that demonstrate how the funding will be used to support or grow a larger project that will have a direct impact on advancing VCU’s Strategic Plan: Quest for Distinction.
Funds of up to $20,000 per project are offered to support projects that will enhance and increase university engagement with the Richmond community; must include two or more VCU or VCUHS units and a substantive collaboration of a community partner.
Funded by the VCU Office of Research, Oxford’s Harris Manchester College Summer Research Institute is an opportunity for faculty to enhance a research project through a week of focused study. Provides travel and room and board at Harris Manchester College for up to two faculty members.