Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Massey 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 $50,000 for a one-year project. RFAs are issued every year in January and July.

The intent of these pilot projects is to provide initial funding for new, collaborative projects with significant involvement of at least two independent investigators. A major purpose of this program is to allow collaborative research teams the ability to gather preliminary data needed for the investigators to prepare a successful grant application for a larger study.

All interested investigators are required to submit a Pre-Application Form prior to submitting a full application. Pre-Application Forms, Submission and Budget Guidelines, as well as the latest Call for Applications are available below.

Submission Deadlines:
Pre-Applications due August 27, 2015
Full Applications due October 1, 2015

MCC Pilot Projects RFA July 2015

MCC Pilot Projects Pre-Application Form

MCC Pilot Projects Submission and Budget Guidelines


SPECIAL Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Call for Applications 

Next Call for CPC Applications will not be be issued until 2016


Researchers interested in the program should contact:

Farah Mirza, M.B.A. 
Center Grants Manager
VCU Massey Cancer Center 
P.O. Box 980037 
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0037 
Phone: (804) 628-1750 
Fax: (804) 628-9920

To view a list of recently awarded Pilot Projects, please click the link below.

Recently Awarded Massey Cancer Center Pilot Projects