V Scholar Award

UICC Limited Competetions through V Foundation Sponsor

PURPOSE OF AWARD:

The 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 ELIGIBILITY:

Inclusion: 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 APPLY:

Cancer 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.

All LOIs will be reviewed by the Associate Directors (who have no conflict of interest related to the proposal and or/ PIs). The final nominee will be decided by the Cancer Center Director.

IMPORTANT DATES:

LOI Due Date: by 5:00 PM on March 08, 2019

Nominee will be notified on March 15, 2019

If you have questions, please contact ryyan@uic.edu or eghouleh@uic.edu. We look forward to receiving your application.