V Scholar Cancer Research Grant

V Foundation
Application or LOI Due Date
If interested in being nominated, send a biosketch and 1 page abstract to Sarah Laye no later than 4/2/21.
Brief Description

PURPOSE OF AWARD: The V Scholar Award supports young tenure-track faculty early in their cancer research career by funding projects that are either laboratory-based fundamental research or translational research.

SPECIAL FOCUS AREA: ANY area of adult cancer research that is focused on laboratory research that increases our understanding of cancer biology or that improves cancer detection, prevention, treatment, and survivorship. Areas not included in this scope are epidemiology, behavioral science, and health services research.

GRANT SPECIFICS: 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.


  • Each invited institution may submit up to two nominees to apply for this call if at least one of the two nominees identifies as someone from an underrepresented in science minority ethnic group (details below).
  • We continue to raise funds to support the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund which supports V Scholars from minority ethnic groups that tend to be underrepresented in the scientific community. For the purposes of this application: African American, Hispanic American (non-European), Native American, or Alaskan Native minority groups would be eligible for this funding. Among our highly ranked finalists for the 2021 V Scholar Award, we will designate at least one minority applicant to be supported by this fund.