Research Management Group (RMG)

The V Foundation
2017 Cancer Research Program
V Scholar Award

**Limited $200,000 funding opportunity for all Stanford assistant professors with UTL, MCL, and NTLR faculty appointments** (see eligibility below) whose research involves either laboratory-based fundamental research or translational cancer research. Because up to two applicants are permitted, a university-wide internal selection process is required.



# of applicants permitted: 1-2 *
Stanford has been invited to submit two nominees from your research institution for consideration for the V Scholar Award, if at least one of the two nominee applicants identifies as someone from an underrepresented in science ethnic group (for the purposes of this application: African American or of African descent, Hispanic American, Hispanic or Latino/Latina persons and Native American and/or an Alaskan Native).


Timeline:

Internal Cancer Institute deadline (one page proposal):  Monday, April 17, 2017  see internal submission guidelines below.
Cancer Institute will notify the applicant selected that he/she can proceed with the full application/proposal: April 28, 2017
Cancer Institute to submit the name and contact information of the applicant to the V Foundation: May 1, 2017
(The foundation will then contact the applicant to provide the online application system.)
Completed PDRF form and complete application materials must be submitted to the applicant's RPM: May 25, 2017
Online application to be submitted to the V Foundation: June 1, 2017



Guidelines:

Download a PDF file of the guidelines  pdf

 

Amount of funding:
Each grant will total $200,000, and is given in two annual installments of $100,000 each.
Only direct costs of the research are supported by this award.


Purpose:
The V Scholar Program – Designed to identify, retain and further the careers of talented young investigators. Provides funds directly to young scientists who are developing their own independent laboratory research projects. These grants enable talented young scientists to establish their laboratories and gain a competitive edge necessary to earn additional funding from other sources. The V Scholars determine how to best use the funds in their research projects.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research submits Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to the directors of National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated facilities and prominent universities involved in critical cancer research throughout the United States.  

Among our highly ranked finalists for the 2017 V Scholar program, we will designate at least one of the highest ranked applications from a minority applicant as the recipient of a 2017 Stuart Scott Memorial Fund V Scholar Award.

Special Focus area: Any area of cancer research is eligible


Previous recipients

There were Stanford Scholar Award recipients in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
http://www.jimmyv.org/research/grants-awarded/2011-present/



Eligibility:
The V foundation Scholar candidate must:

 

INTERNAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

By Monday, April 17, 2017, please submit a PDF file containing the following via email attachment to:

Denise Baughman
Project Manager
Stanford Cancer Institute
deniseb@stanford.edu

File name: Last name_V_Foundation_Scholar.pdf

One page summary describing your research project
(Format: single-spaced, Arial font size 11 or larger, 1 inch margins)
The V Foundation for Cancer Research
V Foundation Scholar Award
Project title
PI name, title, type of appointment (MCL or UTL), department, email address
If applicable: please designate** if you are African American or of African descent, Hispanic American, Hispanic or Latino/Latina persons and Native American and/or an Alaskan Native
One page summary describing your research project

**Note: Stanford is permitted up to two applicants if one of the applicants is from an underrepresented in science ethnic group. Among the highly ranked finalists for the 2017 V Scholar program, the foundation will designate at least one of the highest ranked applications from a minority applicant as the recipient of a separate award: 2017 Stuart Scott Memorial Fund V Scholar Award.

Contact/Questions:
Denise Baughman
Project Manager
Administration Office
Stanford Cancer Center
Lorry Lokey Building, G2103I
265 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-5456
t 650-724-9547
f 650-736-0607
deniseb@stanford.edu

 

Selection process:
A small committee will decide which proposal should go forward based on merit and we will notify everyone within 5 days of making the final decision.

 


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