UVM Cancer Center Intramural Funding

The University of Vermont Cancer Center administers funding for Cancer Center members and other faculty for cancer-related projects, postdoctoral research, and career development.

University of Vermont Cancer Center Pilot Projects

The University of Vermont Cancer Center Pilot Project awards support pilot projects that pursue novel ideas in cancer research at a funding level of up to $50,000. Areas of supported research include basic science, behavioral, bench, bidirectional, clinical, clinical trial, computational, data analytic, epidemiological, preventive, and translational studies. Projects not requiring regulatory approvals must be completed within one year; clinical trials or other projects requiring IRB approval may be permitted up to two years for completion. These awards are open only to UVM Cancer Center Full or Associate Members.
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Important considerations:

  • Research start date is January 1, 2022
  • Projects will be awarded at up to $50,000
  • Projects are strictly limited to a one-year term, except for clinical trials, which may request up to two years
  • Full and Associate Cancer Center Members are eligible to apply
  • Proposals will be assigned to and reviewed by one of three standing committees: Basic Science, Clinical/Translational, or Population Health
  • Applicants must present a clearly defined path to extramural funding

Application process for CY 2022 awards has closed.
Please check back in January 2022 for information on the next cycle.

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Questions? Contact edward.north@med.uvm.edu

UVM Cancer Center Summer Student Fellowships in Cancer Research


The UVM Cancer Center Summer Student Fellowships in Cancer Research provide $3,000 stipends to graduate or medical school students for cancer-related basic, clinical/translational, or population science research conducted over an 8-12 week period under the mentorship of a UVM Cancer Center Full or Associate Member. Each mentor may nominate one student by providing a brief (one page) description of the research project, the student’s role, and the student’s qualifications, along with the mentor’s BioSketch. Applications will be evaluated based on 1) Programmatic Alignment, 2) Project Merit, 3) Feasibility, and 4) Strength of Project Personnel.

Please check back in Spring 2022 for information on Summer 2022 award program.

Please click here to view Past Awardees

Questions? Contact edward.north@med.uvm.edu