Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Multi-investigator Award Program

The Massey Cancer Center offers funding for multi-PI research projects to encourage collaborations in cancer research.

The purpose of this funding is to provide preliminary support to a team of two or more investigators that are expected to lead to a multi-PI external peer-reviewed grant submission (e.g. NIH Multi-Investigator R01). This funding mechanism is intended to bring together investigators 1) who are authorities in their respective areas of research, 2) whose research is complimentary, and 3) where both investigators are essential for the success of the project.

MCC multi-investigator awards are for up to $100,000 for one year. Only in cases where there have been exceptional scientific accomplishments, significant advancement towards stated research goals, compliance with awards terms and conditions, and availability of funds, will a second year of funding be awarded. This determination will be made by Senior Leadership of the Center after reviewing the progress report given after nine months of the award. 

All interested investigators are required to submit a Pre-Application Form which includes a one-page concept, one page leadership plan as well as biographical sketches (use PHS 398 suggested format) for all investigators. Upon review of the Pre-Application Forms and concepts, projects that are determined to meet the criteria of the award and have a reasonable probability of funding will be invited to submit a Full Application.

The latest Call for Concepts, Pre-Application Forms, and Submission and Budget Guidelines are available below.

MCC Multi-Investigator Awards RFA 2014

MCC Multi-Investigator Award Pre-Application Form 2014

MCC Multi-Investigator Award Submission and Budget Guidelines 2014

For 2014, Pre-Applications are due on June 1, 2014.  Full Applications (by invitation only) will be due on July 7, 2014.

Researchers interested in the program should contact: