Virginia Commonwealth University

CCTR Endowment Fund

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The VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences are pleased to announce the creation of the CCTR Endowment Fund that will support meritorious pilot and feasibility research. 

  • Sources of the funds include the A.D. Williams Trust Fund, endowment funds designated for specific health sciences research and additional monies from the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences. 
  • Under this new mechanism, designated the CCTR Endowment Fund, investigators may apply for money to support clinical and translational research that applies discoveries generated in the laboratory and preclinical studies to the development of clinical trials, seeks to understand the biological basis for clinical manifestations or enhances the adoption of best practices in the community. Individual investigators and small groups of investigators may apply for up to $50,000 for their research, and multi-disciplinary research teams may apply for up to $130,000 to support research that involves collaborators from at least two different VCU schools.
  • VCU faculty from both the MCV and Monroe Park campuses are encouraged to apply. Applications including researchers from multiple disciplines are not only encouraged, but highly desirable. Faculty must be paid by VCU to be eligible to apply.
  • Effective immediately, this funding mechanism will replace the existing CCTR pilot awards and the A.D. Williams awards.
  • The submission deadlines for applications for CCTR Endowment Fund Awards will be Nov. 1, Feb. 1 and Aug. 1 for the individual research awards and May 1 for the multi-school awards.
  • If you have any questions about this new funding mechanism, please contact Pam Dillon ( at the CCTR. Grant applications must be submitted electronically to Please see instructions and checklist link below for more information.

Eligibility requirements for individual awards » [PDF]
Eligibility requirements for multi-school awards » [PDF]

Instructions and checklist for grant application » [PDF]

Grant application for individual awards » [Word]
Grant application for multi-school awards » [Word]

Publications resulting from work supported by these funds must acknowledge VCU’s CTSA (UL1TR000058 from the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Science) and the CCTR Endowment Fund of the Virginia Commonwealth University.