2017 Virginia Gray Awards in Gastrointestinal Cancer

The GW Cancer Center is pleased to announce a pilot project award for gastrointestinal malignancies with an emphasis on oesophageal and pancreatic cancers, through a generous donation from the Virginia and Martin Gray family. 

Award may be from any discipline and may be laboratory or translational in scope. Ideally, award should lead to competitive, peer-reviewed, external grant applications that bring sustained funding.  Applicants do not need to be current GW Cancer Center Members.

Preferential review will be given to the following:

  • Projects that incorporate the use of the George Washington Cancer Center shared facilities;
  • Projects that address critiques of a previously submitted but unfunded peer-reviewed award.

It is anticipated that one application will be funded for up to $50,000, however, the amount awarded is subject to adjustment pending final review.  Funding may not be used for PI salary support or for equipment and will be for one year (May 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018) without the possibility of extension.

Applications (Arial, 11 pt or larger) are limited to 2-3 pages, including figures. This application form must be used.  Within the 2-3 pages, be sure to include: an impact statement outlining the significance of the project to the field of study, it’s link to GI cancer if not readily apparent and a statement describing how project will be leveraged into extramural funding.

Applications are due no later than 4:00 pm on March 31, 2017.

Please contact Leo Schargorodski (lschargorodski@mfa.gwu.edu) with questions or concerns.

Instructions and Application may be downloaded at: