Multi-investigator Award Program
The Massey Cancer Center offers funding for multi-PI research projects to encourage collaborations in cancer research.
The purpose of this funding is to provide preliminary support to a team of two or more investigators that are expected to lead to a multi-PI external peer-reviewed grant submission (e.g. NIH Multi-Investigator R01). This funding mechanism is intended to bring together investigators 1) who are authorities in their respective areas of research, 2) whose research is complimentary, and 3) where both investigators are essential for the success of the project.
MCC multi-investigator awards are for up to $100,000 per year for up to two years of funding depending on the number of investigators and the scope of the project, with the possibility of additional funding for a third year (funding will remain flat for the entire project period). The second year of funding is contingent on advancement towards stated research goals, compliance with awards terms and conditions and completion of a year one progress report.
All interested investigators are required to submit a Pre-Application Form which includes a one-page concept as well as biographical sketches (use PHS 398 suggested format) for all investigators. Upon review of the Pre-Application Forms and concepts, projects that are determined to meet the criteria of the award and have a reasonable probability of funding will be invited to submit a Full Application.
Pre-Application Forms, Submission and Budget Guidelines, as well as the latest Call for Concepts are available below.
Researchers interested in the program should contact:
Julia Schaum, M.S.
research center grants manager
VCU Massey Cancer Center
P.O. Box 980037
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0037
Phone: (804) 628-3614
Fax: (804) 827-0810