Translational Research Award

Funding Agency:
V Foundation

This funding opportunity has been cancelled.

The Duke Cancer Institute has been invited by The V Foundation to participate in their 2020 V Foundation Translational Cancer Research Grant Program.  This call for applications is specifically to support translational research projects within the scope of adult cancer research. 

The DCI is invited to submit one nominee, therefore we will be conducting an internal review of applications. The following items are required and will be reviewed by the DCI’s Scientific Review Committee.

  • Two (2) page summary including the following information:

    • Brief statement of applicant’s eligibility
    • Title of the proposed research project
    • Brief description of the research proposal
  • Budget and budget justification
  • Applicant’s NIH Biosketch

Applications for internal review are due to Daven Ria ( no later than 5:00pm by Friday, March 27th (please send your application in one PDF).  Selected nominees will be notified by Tuesday, April 7th.  The nomination form (to be submitted to V Foundation by the DCI) is due April 16, 2020.


Areas of Interest

SPECIAL FOCUS AREA: ANY area of ADULT cancer research.
This call for applications is specifically for adult cancer research. While not required, we also encourage research on the biological basis of cancer disparities experienced by patients from minority ethnic or racial populations in areas related to causes, aggressiveness, treatment or relapse. Cancers in which ethnic and racial disparities have previously been demonstrated include: lung and bronchus, colon and rectum, breast, prostate, uterine, cervix, stomach, and liver. In the disparities area, at least one of the highest ranked applications will be designated as the recipient of a Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund Translational Research Award.

Eligibility Requirements

Only DCI Members are eligible to apply.

Application Eligibility:

  • Nominated by their Cancer Center Director or similar high ranking research official.
  • Employed at a non-profit research institution (e.g., 501c3, Section 170).
  • Either a US Citizen or have a legal permit (temporary or permanent) to work in the US. This requirement does not apply to invited Canadian institutions.
  • Hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at their cancer research institution. Non-promotable adjunct, affiliated, temporary, part-time or acting faculty positions are not eligible for Principal Investigator nomination to lead the Translational Research Team.



Amount Description

The Translational Research Award is a $600,000 grant paid in three annual installments of $200,000. Indirect costs up to 10% are permitted (i.e., over the grant term, a maximum of $60,000 can be utilized for indirect costs leaving $540,000 for direct costs).

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Translational

External Deadline

March 26, 2020