Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Benefits and responsibilities of Massey membership

VCU Massey Cancer Center research membership offers a number of privileges and also encompasses various responsibilities.

  • Members and associate members are eligible for participation in one of Massey’s five research programs based on their research interests. Each program conducts monthly research meetings and all members are encouraged to attend and participate to encourage collaboration among program members and between the different programs.
  • Members and associate members are invited to participate in regularly scheduled scientific retreats and symposia at Massey. Affiliate members may, on occasion and by invitation, participate in Massey retreats as well. 
  • Members of all levels receive official publications and announcements of Massey-sponsored seminars and other applicable Center activities. 
  • Members receive weekly notices of NIH and other funding opportunities from a variety of sources, all compiled into a single e-mail for ease of communication. 
  • Members and associate members can access Massey’s shared resource services at special or discounted member rates (as applicable) to support their cancer research. 
  • Members and associate members are eligible to apply for Massey’s Pilot Project funding. Awards are made each year on July 1 and January 1 to promising collaborative applications. 
  • Upon request and availability, research and office space is offered to members and associate members. 
  • Depending on Massey’s resources, support is available for members holding leadership roles in the Center.

The below table summarizes benefits available at each membership level:

Membership typeMemberAssociate memberAffiliate member

Weekly funding notices and NIH announcements

x

x

x

Massey publications and announcements

x

x

x

Research administration support for grant submissions and post-award management

x

x

x

Research program membership

x

 

Support for defined leadership roles

x

 

 

Cancer center retreats

x

 

x
(By invitation only)

 

x
(By invitation only)

Shared resources (at member rates)

x

x

 

Pilot project eligibility

x

x

 

Eligibility for Massey space

x