PURPOSE OF AWARD: The V Scholar Award supports young tenure-track faculty early in their cancer research career by funding projects that are either laboratory-based fundamental research or translational research.
SPECIAL FOCUS AREA: ANY area of adult cancer research that is focused on laboratory research that increases our understanding of cancer biology or translational research that improves cancer detection, prevention, treatment, and survivorship. While not required, we encourage applications proposing research to develop better methods for earlier detection of cancers since this research area is a focus of fundraising in 2022. Research areas not included in this scope are epidemiology, behavioral science, and health services research. As in previous years, we encourage applications from underrepresented minorities in cancer research.
GRANT SPECIFICS: The total amount of the grant is $200,000, paid in two annual installments of $100,000. Only direct costs of the research are supported by this award.
The Duke Cancer Institute has been invited by The V Foundation to participate in their 2022 V Clinical Scholar Program. This call is for any area of adult cancer research focused on laboratory research that increases our understanding of cancer biology or that improves cancer detection, prevention, treatment, and survivorship.
The DCI is invited to submit two nominees (if at least one of the two nominees identifies as someone from an underrepresented in science minority ethnic group (details outlined in RFA). 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.
If you are interested in this funding opportunity, please submit the following information in one PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, April 14th at 5pm.
- 2 page PDF - please include the following:
- Title of the proposed project
- Applicant’s eligibility (see RFA)
- Brief description of the Research Proposal
- Brief description of the Applicant’s eligibility
- Budget and budget justification
- Applicant’s NIH biosketch
Please note that if you are chosen as the nominee, you will need to submit the required Letter of Recommendation from the nominating director with the Nomination form. Without this Letter, you will be ineligible to apply. The RFA contains information regarding elements required in the letter.
Selected nominees will be notified by April 19th, 2022. The nomination form & letter of recommendation (to be submitted to V Foundation by the DCI) are due April 28th, 2022. If selected as the nominee, the full application is due by May 16, 2022.
This funding opportunity is open to DCI members only.