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Intramural funding opportunities

About Massey's pilot project research funding

Massey's pilot project research funding supports new, cancer-related research concepts, with the goal of fostering competitive applications for future extramural funding. These intramural awards support innovative research ideas that seek to enhance cancer prevention and control, discovery, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

In addition to scientific merit, research proposals that meet one or more of the following cancer research priorities below will be prioritized for funding. Each of these areas are aligned with strategic goals as outlined in the Center’s 2021 - 2025 Strategic Plan.

  • Demonstrates transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary, or translational approaches to addressing cancer-related research question(s)
  • Represents collaborative, team science approaches
  • Revals insight or will directly impact the distinct cancer burden within Massey’s catchment area
  • Examines the cause or potential reversal of cancer disparities
  • Promotes collaborations between biologists and organic/medicinal chemists to generate novel anticancer drugs
  • Enables collaborations between tumor immunologists and immunotherapists to generate novel biologics to treat cancer
  • Engages the community in the design, implementation, and/or evaluation of the proposed research. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement at cancerchamps@vcu.edu to discuss the incorporation of Massey Community Champions into their projects. Utilizes Massey-supported shared resources.
  • Catalyzes discoveries by fostering transdisciplinary and translational collaborations among researchers and clinicians
  • Produces preliminary data for future applications to the NCI, other NIH institutes, or other peer-reviewing agencies or foundations

Questions about Massey's intramural funding opportunities? Contact Lisa Mallory at malloryld@vcu.edu or (804) 316-3030.

Intramural funding opportunities

Explore Massey’s pilot project research funding opportunities.

American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant

Innovation Award

Team Science Award

Novel Agent Pilot Award

Closing the Gap Summit Awards

Statewide Collaboration Award

NCI Catalyst Award

Massey Clinical Trial Concept Review

Other partnerships supporting Massey pilot projects