The Wright Center supports meritorious clinical and translational health sciences research. The goal of the funding mechanisms is to allow researchers to collect data that will support external funding for work that ultimately improves patient and community health outcomes.
In addition to the funding mechanisms listed below, the Wright Center provides resources and training opportunities for faculty members who are applying for research funding. The Wright Center also helps faculty members with identifying additional internal and external funding mechanisms that can help support their research.
The Career Development Awards provide protected time and funding for research supplies to help junior faculty establish strong foundations for careers as clinical and translational researchers. Awards are available for junior faculty as well as faculty who are members of underrepresented minority groups and faculty who are re-entering active research careers.
Supported by the A.D. Williams Trust Fund, endowment funds designated for specific health sciences research and the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences, the Wright Center Endowment Fund supports research that applies discoveries generated in the laboratory and preclinical studies to the development of clinical trials. It also funds proposals that seek to understand the biological basis for clinical manifestations. The funds may be used for community-engaged pilot research by faculty with well-established community-academic partnerships.
Supported by pilot funds from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, the Pilot Imaging Fund supports innovative imaging projects that use the Wright Center’s Collaborative Advanced Research Imaging facility.
The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, in partnership with VCU Health, is offering investigators the opportunity to apply for vouchers to be used to offset costs related to the use of VCU Health clinical services for research.
Vouchers are equivalent up to $10,000 in services. Recipients can reapply for additional funds upon receipt of a progress report for a total of $20,000.