February 10, 2015

Medical Center-Only Limited Submission Opportunity: 2015 Translational Grant--the V Foundation for Cancer Research (revised)

Vanderbilt may nominate one candidate for the V Foundation 2015 Translational Grant. The Translational Grant is a $600,000 award paid in $200,000 installments over a three-year period. All areas of cancer research are encouraged. However, the V Foundation has a special interest in supporting cancer research investigating cancers that are more prevalent or aggressive in specific ethnic populations (e.g. African Americans, Hispanic). Cancers in which ethnic and racial disparities have previously been shown include: lung and bronchus, colon and rectum, breast, prostate, uterine, cervix, stomach and liver. A limited number of Translational Grants will be awarded in this area. The selected principal investigator may invite other researchers to work as collaborators on the research team.
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 Monday, March 2, 2015.

1. Brief (2 page maximum) research plan including summary budget;
2. Brief statement of support 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 May 1, 2015 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).