V Scholar Award
UICC Limited Competetions through V Foundation Sponsor
Purpose Of The AwardThe V Scholar Award supports early tenure-track faculty by funding a range of projects from laboratory- based fundamental research through bench to bedside research. The total amount of the grant is $200,000, paid in two annual installments of $100,000. Only direct costs of the research are supported by this award. SPECIAL FOCUS AREA: ANY area of adult cancer research. This call for applications is specifically for adult cancer research.
Who May Apply
- Each invited institution may submit one nominee to apply for this call. One nominee applicant will be decided by the UICC Executive Leadership committee.
- As in 2018, we continue to raise funds to support the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund. While not required, we also encourage applications from early investigators from a minority ethnic group who is underrepresented in science to be supported by this Fund. For the purposes of this application: African American, Hispanic American (non-European) or Native American and/or an Alaskan Native would be included in minority groups eligible for Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer research funding. Among our highly ranked finalists for the 2019 V Scholar Award, we will designate at least one of the highest ranked applications from a minority applicant as the recipient of a 2019 Stuart Scott Memorial Fund V Scholar Award.
Applicant EligibilityInclusion: Nominees must be all of the following:
- Nominated by their Cancer Center Director or similar high ranking research official
- Employed at a non-profit research institution (e.g., 501c3, Section 170).
- Either a US Citizen or a permanent legal resident in the US. Not applicable to Canadian institutions
- Possess at least 2 years post-doctoral (MD or PhD) fellowship training. For MDs, a minimum of one year is acceptable if only one year is required for their specialty.
- Clinical scientists are eligible if the research institution can demonstrate that it will fully support the research applicant (e.g., dedicated lab space, committed research time, start-up funds).
- By the Due Date of the Application, applicants must:
- Hold a tenure-track faculty position as an assistant professor at their cancer research institution. Non-promotable, adjunct, affiliated, temporary, part-time or acting faculty positions are not eligible.
- Have been appointed to their first full-time Assistant Professor position within the last 5 years, and not yet been promoted to Associate Professor.
How To ApplyCancer Center members that are interested in being nominated must complete the online application https://uic.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3ecNseUqxBfUmYl . The application requires a 2-page competitive Letter of Intent (LOI). The LOI should have 0.5” margins and no smaller than Arial 11 point font. It is due by 5:00 PM on March 08, 2019. The following information should be included:
- Preliminary title (page 1).
- Brief outline of the study plan (goal, hypothesis, specific aims, study methods to be utilized; page 1).
- Complete listing of the investigative team, academic titles, primary departments, and roles.
- Biosketches and Other Support documentation for Principal Investigators and Project Leaders.