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Posted: 4/18/2022

Victory Ride Mission Grants

The Victory Ride is a fundraising event benefiting the V Foundation for Cancer Research to support cancer research in North Carolina. Funds for this grant opportunity were raised by the 2021 Victory Ride event. The V Foundation seeks to support Mission Grants for Clinical Trial Outreach initiatives at the Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Mission Grants fund Clinical Trial Outreach via projects that increase clinical trial enrollment for all populations; but, especially among populations that are underrepresented in clinical trials (e.g., racial, and ethnic minorities).

Funds granted for clinical trial outreach can be used in a variety of ways to increase clinical trial awareness and enrollment, include but are not limited to:
• Hiring of a patient navigator to educate eligible patients about the clinical trial
• Educating community referral physicians on clinical trial availability and eligibility
• Developing educational materials (written, video, website) to educate the public about clinical trials
• Creating a survey/focus group to determine how best to reach underrepresented populations
• Identifying and addressing educational or other barriers to clinical trial enrollment

Applicants are asked to explain: 1) how the project falls within the scope of the V Foundation’s Mission Grant, as outlined above; 2) how the project will be designed to support the goals of the clinical trial; and 3) how the budget supports the project’s stated goals. Grant contracts are executed with the recipient institution and progress is reviewed annually.

The Duke Cancer Institute has been invited to select one applicant to apply for this funding opportunity.


  • Duke Internal: Applications due to DCI by Jan. 19, 2022
  • Application Due Date: Mar. 1, 2022
Areas of Interest

Educational project supporting increased education around available clinical trials and various efforts aimed at increasing clinical trial enrollment for any cancer type. The proposed clinical trial outreach program should also explain how it will specifically seek to increase clinical trial enrollment in racial and ethnic patient communities that are underrepresented in clinical trials.

Eligibility Requirements

This funding opportunity is only open to DCI members.

Amount Description

The award will provide $50,000 over a one-year period.

Internal Nomination

To be considered for nomination, the following should be submitted in one PDF to Karen Judge at by Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

The DCI’s Scientific Review Committee will review all internal applications and select their nominations no later than January 26, 2022.

  • 2 page description of project including the following:
    • Title of proposed project
    • Applicant’s eligibility (see announcement for additional details)
    • Project/Performance Site
  • Budget and budget justification
  • Applicant’s NIH biosketch
Funding Type