February 5, 2015

Medical Center-only Limited Submission Opportunity: 2015 V Scholar Grant for Cancer Research, V Foundation for Cancer Research

Vanderbilt may nominate one candidate for the 2015 V Scholar Grant for Cancer Research. Funding is available for laboratory-based fundamental and translational research. Each grant will total $200,000, and is given in two annual installments.

The candidate must at the time of application:
• Be a faculty member at a non-profit academic institution.
• Have demonstrated expertise and promise in the designated areas of research.
• Must be nominated by the cancer center director in the formal application.
• Have completed at least two years of fellowship training.
• One year of fellowship is acceptable if only one year is required by M.D. program.
• Currently hold an entry-level faculty position (below associate professor)
• No more than five years since joining the faculty as assistant professor
• No more than 10 years since terminal degree (M.D. or Ph.D.)
• Not have been promoted to associate professor
• Must be either U.S. citizen or have legal status to work in the United States.

Researchers who have secured their own RO1 funding (or similar level of independent support) are not eligible for this award. Applicants with institutional or KO8 awards are eligible.

Anyone interested in being considered as Vanderbilt’s nominee must submit the following (in PDF format) to LSO@vanderbilt.edu by 5 p.m. on Feb. 16:

1. Brief (two-page maximum) research plan including summary budget;
2. Brief statement of support (in email format) from department chair/center director;
3. A brief CV or NIH Biosketch

Submissions should reference the program name in the subject line of the email.

Once received, all proposals will be forwarded to an internal review committee that will choose the final nominee. The chosen nominee will submit a full proposal via the on-line portal to the foundation by the April 1 deadline.

If you have any questions about the foundation or its interests and priorities, please contact, Janey Wang (janey.wang@vanderbilt.edu), program manager, Office of Research (615-322-0522).