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The V Foundation - V Scholar Cancer Research Grant Application

Internal Deadline:
 Tuesday, March 19, end of day
Sponsor deadline: February 8, 2019

Award Amount:
$200K total costs over 2 years (only direct costs of the research are supported by this award)

# of applications allowed:
One (1) application permitted from UC Irvine

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The V Scholar Award supports early tenure-track faculty by funding a range of projects from laboratory-based fundamental research through bench to bedside research. The special focus area is ANY area of adult cancer research. This call for applications is specifically for adult cancer research.


  • Employed at a non-profit research institution (e.g., 501c3, Section 170).
  • Either a US Citizen or a permanent legal resident in the US. Not applicable to Canadian institutions.
  • Possess at least 2 years post-doctoral (MD or PhD) fellowship training. For MDs, a minimum of one year is acceptable if only one year is required for their specialty.
  • Clinical scientists are eligible if the research institution can demonstrate that it will fully support the research applicant (e.g., dedicated lab space, committed research time, start-up funds).

By the Due Date of the Application, applicants must:

  • Hold a tenure-track faculty position as an assistant professor at their cancer research institution. Non-promotable, adjunct, affiliated, temporary, part-time or acting faculty positions are not eligible.
  • Have been appointed to their first full-time Assistant Professor position within the last 5 years, and not yet been promoted to Associate Professor.

 Exclusion: By the due date of the application, nominees must:

  • NOT already hold an RO1 or RO1-equivalent grants as a PI or co-leader.
  • NOT be a co-leader on projects such as SPORE or NIH grant mechanisms like U01, DP1, DP2, R37, and R23.

Note: The V Scholar award is intended to support research to leverage these larger awards; so, the nominee should not have already received such awards.

To Apply:
Please submit the following as single PDF to khogawa@uci.edu by 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

  • Cover Sheet: Include project title, your name, title, department, contact information, email address
  • Research proposal: 2 page research project description (illustrations & references not included in page total)
  • NIH-format biosketch
  • Other support: List of ALL other support, current AND pending (list name of sponsor, amount and term of funding)