University opportunities

Center for Clinical and Translational Research Endowment Fund

Investigators may apply for money to support clinical and translational research that applies discoveries generated in the laboratory and preclinical studies to the development of clinical trials. Submission deadlines will be Nov. 1, Feb. 1 and Aug. 1 for the individual research awards and May 1 for the multi-school awards.

KL2 scholar positions

KL2 scholar positions provide salary support and start-up funds for faculty-level clinical and translational scientists near the beginning of their investigative careers. CCTR KL2 scholars are initially appointed for two years as the scholar works toward receiving their own independent mentored career development award or NIH operating grant. Applicants will be accepted up through five months before the anticipated start date of funding.

Clinical Faculty Scholars Program

The Clinical Faculty Scholars Program provides a highly personalized experience designed to provide junior clinical faculty with training in research methodology and extensive mentoring. The three-year program enables them to acquire multidisciplinary training to conduct health services and population health/health disparities research that will impact clinical policy and practice on the local and national levels. Applications open on November 1 and the deadline is June 14.

Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award

The VCU Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) is a three-year postdoctoral program designed to train fellows in biomedical research and teaching. It combines a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience with an opportunity to develop teaching skills through formal pedagogic training and mentored assignments at minority-serving institution.

Massey Cancer Center Multi-investigator Award Program

The Massey Cancer Center offers funding for multi-PI research projects to encourage collaborations in cancer research. All interested investigators are required to submit a pre-application form which includes a one-page concept as well as biographical sketches for all investigators.

Massey Cancer Center Pilot Project Program

VCU Massey Cancer Center offers funding for pilot projects to encourage new collaborative cancer research projects. Massey research members and associate members are eligible to apply for up to $30,000 for a one-year project. Funding occurs each January and July for each announced grant round.

The VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund

The "Research Fund" supports new, emerging, or continuing research. Applications to the Research Fund are due April 1 annually.