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 (listserv)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
National Science Foundation (listserv)
Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Department of Defense (DOD)
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
Non-profit foundation funding sources
Association for the Cure of Cancer of the Prostate (Cap CURE)
VCU funding sources
Presidential Research Incentive Program (PRIP)
The goal of the PRIP is to support new, emerging or continuing research. Where possible, the proposed work should help advance interdisciplinary research and inter-campus collaboration. The maximum total award is $50,000; the program requires that the faculty member’s department or college provide at least 40 percent of the total award amount.
Supports biomedical research up to $15,000; faculty development up to $25,000.
Supports innovative, patient-oriented clinical research up to $20,000; priority given to junior faculty.
Women’s Health Community-Based Seed Grant Award
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for community-based participatory research that focuses on positively impacting the health of women and girls in the Richmond community; total funding available is $70,000.
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.
The Community Service Associates Program provides opportunities for faculty to assist with projects of neighborhood groups, civic associations, governmental and professional organizations and nonprofit agencies. Funds equal to the amount of an adjunct salary for one undergraduate three-credit course are provided to a faculty member or his/her department.
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.