Research Management Group (RMG)

The V Foundation for Cancer Research
V Foundation Scholar Award

**Limited funding opportunity for Stanford assistant professors with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appointments) involved in laboratory-based fundamental and translational cancer research. Because only one application is permitted, an internal selection process is required.**

The internal selection process for 2014 has been completed. This webpage is for your reference only. It will be updated when the 2015 program is announced.


Internal Cancer Institute deadline (one page proposal): March 7, 2014, 3 p.m.--see internal submission guidelines below.
By March 14, 2014--Selected applicant will be notified to proceed with the full application/proposal
March 31, 2014- Final proposal due to RMG
April 7, 2014- Proposal due to V Foundation

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. Therefore, a website is not available which contains the guidelines. For general information about the foundation and to view the previous recipients (including a 2012 Stanford recipient), please view this webpage:

# applicants: 1 per institution (see internal submission guidelines below)

Amount of funding:

Each grant will total $200,000, and is given in two yearly installments. This grant has a zero indirect cost policy, and funds are to be used to offset the direct costs of the research project.  2014 awarded grants may receive a third year of funding if exceptional scientific progress ios made in the first two years.

The V foundation Scholar candidate must:

Other funding restriction:
Researchers who have secured their own R01 funding (or similar level of independent support) are not eligible for this award. Applicants with institutional or K08 awards are eligible.

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.


Internal Submission Guidelines
by March 7, 2014, 3 p.m., please submit a one page summary describing your research project to Denise Baughman (

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.


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


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