Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Massey Cancer Center 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. Funding occurs each January and July for each announced grant round.

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 January 30, 2014
Full Applications due March 10, 2014

MCC Pilot Projects RFA January 2014

MCC Pilot Projects Pre-Application Form

MCC Pilot Project Submission and Budget Guidelines

SPECIAL Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Call for Applications - September 16, 2013.  Next call for CPC Pilots will be issued in August 2014.

Submission Deadlines:
Pre-Applications due October 17, 2013
Full Applications due November 4, 2013

MCC Pilot Project SPECIAL CPC Call for Applications

MCC Pilot Project Pre-Application Form

MCC SPECIAL CPC Pilot Project Submission and Budget Guidelines

Researchers interested in the program should contact:

Farah Mirza, M.B.A. 
Research Administrator
VCU Massey Cancer Center 
Box 980037 
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0037 
Phone: (804) 628-1750 
Fax: (804) 827-0810

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

Recently Awarded Massey Cancer Center Pilot Projects