VCU Massey Cancer Center


Pilot Research Grant 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. RFA's are typically issued in January and June.

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 - January 11, 2019 
Full Applications - February 20, 2019 *This is a change.*

MCC Pilot Project RFA - Dec. 2018

MCC Pilot Project Pre-Application Form - Dec. 2018

MCC Pilot Project Submission & Budget Guidelines - Dec. 2018

Next Process Start Date: June 2019

Interested researchers or for assistance accessing related program information, please contact:

Olivia Patterson, MAOL
Research Programs Coordinator
VCU Massey Cancer Center
Office: (804) 628-3400

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

Recently Awarded Massey Cancer Center Pilot Projects (2017 & 2018)