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Benefits and responsibilities of Massey membership

Research Members

  • Eligible for allocation of cancer center space, for cancer-related activities
  • Eligible for MCC-supported bridge funding support

Research Members and Associate Members

  • Eligible to apply for pilot project funding and other intramural funding offered by MCC
  • Access to MCC shared resources at subsidized member rates
  • Access to MCC-supported shared equipment
  • Eligible for MCC’s Faculty Development Program
  • Inclusion in MCC distribution lists on funding opportunities, cancer news, symposia and seminar announcements
  • Receive a monthly funding newsletter that announces both upcoming federal and foundation funding opportunities
  • Access to administrative support for the development of grant proposals and clinical trial protocols. This includes scientific writing support for grant proposals, scientific manuscripts, and clinical trial protocols
  • Free subscription to Cancer Letter publication

Responsibilities of Research and Associate Membership

All MCC members are expected to contribute to the mission and growth of the Cancer Center through support of Cancer Center activities. The responsibilities of membership include:

  • Work with other MCC members to develop programmatic and interdisciplinary research that further the scientific goals of the Cancer Center and lead to collaborative publications and research grants
  • Participate in cancer center events including research program meetings, retreats, seminars, committees and disease working group meetings
  • Review grant applications received under MCC’s intramural grant programs if asked to do so
  • Acknowledge MCC, use of center space, use of MCC shared resources, and other support from the center in cancer-related publications and presentations
  • Participate in the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) application process to the NCI
  • Participate in MCC’s Faculty Development Program
  • Participate actively in the MCC’s education efforts, including appropriate symposia, cancer center curricula for fellows, graduate students and postdoctoral students, as well as undergraduate programs and community education
  • Provide updated research information and progress, clinical trials information and accruals, other support, publications, CVs, and biosketches as requested, but no less then annually, in order to ensure that administration is up to date on all information needed for various reporting requirements
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