University funding

Center for Clinical and Translational Research Endowment Fund 

Investigators may apply for money to support clinical and translational research that applies discoveries generated in the laboratory and preclinical studies to the development of clinical trials. Submission deadlines will be Nov. 1, Feb. 1 and Aug. 1 for the individual research awards and May 1 for the multi-school awards.

KL2 scholar positions 

KL2 scholar positions provide salary support and start-up funds for faculty-level clinical and translational scientists near the beginning of their investigative careers. CCTR KL2 scholars are initially appointed for two years as the scholar works toward receiving their own independent mentored career development award or NIH operating grant. Applicants will be accepted up through five months before the anticipated start date of funding.

Clinical Faculty Scholars Program

The Clinical Faculty Scholars Program provides a highly personalized experience designed to provide junior clinical faculty with training in research methodology and extensive mentoring. The three-year program enables them to acquire multidisciplinary training to conduct health services and population health/health disparities research that will impact clinical policy and practice on the local and national levels. Applications open on November 1 and the deadline is June 14.

Massey Cancer Center Pilot Project Program

The Massey Cancer Center (MCC) will release a call for intramural pilot research funding once a year with specified priorities and multiple mechanisms to support different types of categorical research; both priorities and categories may vary annually. The 2021-2022 priorities and categories are outlined in this Request for Applications (RFA). In addition, the MCC will offer other rolling call funding opportunities as well as continue to offer support for junior investigators through the MCC’s American Cancer Society Institution Research Grant and co-investing with the Pauley Heart Center and other institutional partners in high priority/scored research submissions through their respective calls for applications.

One VCU funding opportunities

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation has a number of funding opportunities designed to serve as a catalyst to help us improve the human condition