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.

  • Based on research interests, members and associate members are encouraged to participate in one of five MCC research programs; Cancer Cell Signaling (CCS), Cancer Molecular Genetics (CMG), Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC), Developmental Therapeutics (DT), and Radiation Biology and Oncology (RBO).
  • All members and associate members are invited to participate in regularly scheduled Massey Cancer Center scientific retreats and symposia. Affiliate members may, on occasion, participate in MCC scientific retreats by invitation. Each program conducts monthly research meetings and all members are encouraged to attend and participate in efforts to promote collaboration among program members and between the different programs.
  • All levels of membership in the MCC receive official publications, notices of specific funding opportunities, announcements of Center-sponsored symposia and seminars and other appropriate Center activities. 
  • MCC members receive weekly NIH notices and funding opportunities announced through the previous week. These funding notices come from a variety of sources and are compiled into a single email for ease of communication.  
  • In support of research being conducted by members and associate members of the MCC, access to MCC shared resources at special or subsidized member rates (as applicable) are made available.
  • Twice a year the MCC announces a request to all members for applications to apply for Pilot Project funding proposals.
  • Research and office space may be made available to members and associate members of the MCC depending upon availability and Center priorities.
  • Depending on needs within the MCC, opportunities for support are made available for members securing leadership roles in the Center. 
  • UPDATE 2014: For all levels of membership in the MCC, the Cancer Center is now subsidizing 25 percent of the cost of members’ core laboratory usage through an automated co-pay mechanism. The subsidy will apply to the following Massey supported, fee-for-service shared resources:

While the subsidy is presently limited to the above cores, we hope to soon extend it to Massey’s developing shared resources. Please be on the lookout for future announcements regarding these extended subsidies.

For membership benefits and eligibility, please refer to the table below:

Membership typeMemberAssociate memberAffiliate member

Funding notices and NIH announcements

x

x

x

MCC publications and announcements

x

x

x

Research administration support for grant submissions and post-award management

x

x

x

Research program membership

x

 (By invitation)

Support for defined leadership roles

x

 

 

Cancer center retreats

x

x

(By invitation) 

Shared resource usage subsidy

x

x

 

Pilot project eligibility

x

x

              x

Eligibility for MCC space

x