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Other funding sources

A number of funding sources from federal government agencies, non-profit foundations and Virginia Commonwealth University are available to support cancer research.

Federal Funding Sources

NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts (Grants listserv)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

National Science Foundation (NSF listserv)

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Army Medical Research (USAMRAA)

Army Research Office (ARO) Funding opportunities

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Funding opportunities

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Solicitations

Organizations with Peer Reviewed Funding Systems

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)

American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)

American Cancer Society (ACS), (national office only)

American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Central Office of the Veterans Administration (VA) - excluding local/regional awards and “block” grants

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Florida Biomedical Research Program (FBRP)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Howard Hughes Medical Foundation

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA)

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center/New York State Stem Cell Science Program (NYSTEM)

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Prevent Cancer Foundation
Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

The California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP)

The California Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP)

The Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI)
U.S. Army (DOD) special research programs

Other Non-Profit Funding Sources

American Heart Association (AHA)

American Lung Association

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Burroughs Welcome Fund

Christensen Fund

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation

Free To Breathe 

Hereditary Disease Foundation

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

International Union Against Cancer

Jeffress Memorial Trust 

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America

Pew Charitable Trusts

Prevent Cancer Foundation (other)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Searle Scholars Program

Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation

Whitaker Foundation

VCU Funding Sources

CCTR Endowment Fund

The VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences created the CCTR Endowment Fund to support meritorious pilot and feasibility research.  Individual investigators and small groups of investigators may apply for up to $50,000 for their research, and multi-disciplinary research teams may apply for up to $130,000 to support research that involves collaborators from at least two different VCU schools.

Center for Clinical and Translational Research KL2

The VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research KL2 (formerly known as K12) scholar positions provide substantial salary support and $25,000 in start-up funds for faculty-level clinical and translational scientists near the beginning of their investigative careers.  These positions receive up to $75,000 per year to be used for the scholar’s salary plus fringe benefits. Typically, CCTR KL2 scholars are initially appointed for two years as a scholar works toward receiving his/her own independent mentored career development award (e.g., NIH K08 or K23) or independent NIH operating grant (e.g., R01).

Research Fund

The Research Fund is grounded in the President's commitment to develop and enhance faculty scholarship across the institution. Formally known as VCU Presidential Research Incentive Program (or PRIP), its goal is to afford all faculty internal funding opportunities to support new, emerging, or continuing research.

Center For Teaching Excellence Small Grants Program

The Center for Teaching Excellence annually requests proposals from the faculty for small grants to support projects that enhance teaching and learning.  Especially encouraged are proposals that demonstrate how the funding will be used to support or grow a larger project that will have a direct impact on advancing VCU’s Strategic Plan: Quest for Distinction.

Council for Community Engagement Small Grant Program

Funds of up to $20,000 per project are offered to support projects that will enhance and increase university engagement with the Richmond community; must include two or more VCU or VCUHS units and a substantive collaboration of a community partner.

Harris Manchester College Oxford University Summer Research Institute

Funded by the VCU Office of Research, Oxford’s Harris Manchester College Summer Research Institute is an opportunity for faculty to enhance a research project through a week of focused study. Provides travel and room and board at Harris Manchester College for up to two faculty members.