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UM Submission Instructions: 2012 V Foundation Translational Award 2012

Sponsor: V Foundation for Cancer Research
Award Title: 2012 V Foundation Translational Award
Amount: $600,000
Each grant will total $600,000, paid in $200,000 installments over a three-year period. Ten percent of the grant annually may be used to offset the indirect costs of the project.
UM Deadline: 04/30/2012
Sponsor Deadline: 06/01/2012
Description: Funding is available for a cancer research project that brings together pre-clinical and clinical investigators. This work must not be current funded by other mechanisms external to the cancer center. The purpose of these grants is to develop novel approaches to the prevention detection and treatment of human cancer that requires collaboration of investigators from both the lab and clinical. For more information visit:">
Number of Applicants University is Allowed to submit: 1
Additional Requirements: _None
Sponsor Guidelines:
UM Nominations Process: Deadlines:

Masonic Cancer Center Review: 4:30, April 30th

A one page description of the concept and a draft budget in NIH format should be emailed to Aaron Schilz, by 4:30 pm April 30th. The concept and budget will be reviewed by a director appointed committee if there is more than one application.

Masonic Cancer Center Review and designation of final applicant: May 2, 2012

Please note: completed applications must be submitted to SPA by May 30th, 2012 to meet the foundation's deadline of June 1st, 2012

Foundation's Application Deadline: June 1st, 2012, Awards: August 2012, Funding: October 2012

FULL Applications (if internally selected by the Masonic Cancer Center)

- Application cover sheet:
- Director's letter of recommendation
- A response of not more than 10 pages describing the proposed research, including specific aims, hypothesis, background, significance and proposed methods
- Provide for each investigator current funding
- Percentage of effort each investigator will contribute to project
- Budget for project
- Biosketch for all project team members (NIH format)
- One page description of project in lay terms
- If animals are to be used in this research project, please provide rationale and a statement that they will be used in accordance with methods reviewed and approved by IACUC
Peer Review Coordination: Masonic Cancer Center contact email
Status: The internal deadline has passed but no applicants were selected. Please contact the office coordinating the peer review for more information.
Please note: To be considered for peer review and internal selection, faculty must follow the above submission guidelines and meet the UM deadline as set by the office coordinating the peer review for this opportunity.

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General Information
  • Each posting has information about the external sponsor and opportunity as well as the internal application instructions.
  • Opportunities can be sorted by column headings; just click on the heading to re-sort by that column.
  • When a link redirects you to another site, it opens in a new browser window.
  • If you know of an opportunity that is not on the list, please contact Robyn Kennedy.
Column Descriptions
  • Sponsor: redirects you to the sponsor's main website
  • Title/Guidelines: redirects you to sponsor specific information regarding the opportunity which may include description, eligibility, budget instructions, forms and other requirements
  • Amount: Maximum dollar amount awarded.
  • Add’l Req: Identifies special requirements such as cost sharing, partners, etc.
  • Sponsor Deadline: External deadline identified by the sponsor.
  • UM Submission Instructions: Contains specific internal submission requirements including internal proposal instructions, deadline, eligibility, internal nomination process, contact information.
  • # Apps: The maximum number of applications the sponsor will allow the university to submit.
  • UM Deadline: Submission deadline for internal proposal as determined by the coordinating office.
  • Status
    • Open: UM deadline has not passed and the opportunity is open for application.
    • In Review: Peer review process is in progress for the opportunity.
    • PI Selected: The PI has been selected as the official UM nominee.
    • Closed: Sponsor deadline has passed and the opportunity is closed for application.
U of M Submission Instructions (Required)

This link includes summary sponsor information, specific instructions for internal submission and contact information for the university office coordinating the nomination process.

  • Follow the directions in the submission instructions and submit required materials by the UM deadline to the contact indicated.
  • Instructions vary according to the requirements of the sponsor and the university office coordinating the nomination process.
Registration (optional)

Registration is an optional but highly recommended feature. Perhaps you are looking for a wider audience for your proposal idea, or for potential collaborators to work with to create a stronger application. Registration allows applicants to share proposal ideas and post contact information.

Registration also provides information that helps the university office overseeing the nomination to determine the level of coordination needed and guide the review process.

To register (or view registrants), click on the UM Submission Instructions for a specific opportunity, then click on the Register Interest link.

Selection Process
  • Once the internal deadline has passed, the status will change to “In Review” and proposals will undergo review.
  • If there are multiple applicants, the office managing the nomination will determine the review criteria and coordinate the review process.
  • Once review has been completed all parties will be notified via email.
  • Nominees will be provided with a letter addressed to the sponsor from the OVPR indicating that they are the university's nominee. This letter should accompany the nominee's proposal.
  • SPA is notified of the university's nominee(s) and the status is updated to “PI Selected”.


If you have questions about the University's process related to extramural funding opportunities requiring nomination, please contact