Grants

The VHLA’s Competitive Research Grant program awards two types of Grants: Pilot Grants ($25,000 for one year), designed to help researchers prepare the basic modelling required to then pursue larger grants; and Research Grants ($150,000 over three years), designed to obtain sufficient data to apply for government funded resources. Previous grants have contributed to our understanding of how the VHL gene contributes to the tumorigenesis including how to overcome the body signaling and response to what it perceives as a hypoxic (low oxygen) environment.

Applications will be made by invitation only, based on investigator-submitted letters of intent. The letter of intent should not exceed one page in length and should include:

 

  1. The name of the principal investigator and a brief description of the investigator’s qualifications to undertake the project. The principal investigator should have faculty status or equivalent.
  2. The type of award should be indicated –Research Project or Pilot Project
  3. A brief description of the project to be proposed, emphasizing the relevance to VHL disease. The description should include a brief background, hypothesis, specific aims, and description of the significance of the proposed research for the field of VHL research, and/or the impact on the care of VHL patients. Investigators describing projects without clear relevance will not be invited to submit an application.

Questions and LOI’s should be emailed to [email protected].

2023 Research Grant Dates and Deadlines:

August 18, 2023: Grant Invitation Emailed
October 6, 2023: Letter of Intent Deadline
January 12, 2024: Application Deadline
February 23, 2024: Grant Application Review Session
April 8, 2024: Grantee Announcement & Earliest Project Start Date

Past Recipients of VHLA’s Competitive Research Grants

Dr. Samra Turajlic,  Francis Crick Institute (UK)

 

Dr. Mei Yee Koh, University of Utah (US)

 

Dr. Reut Halperin, ENTIRE Research Center (Israel)

John Chappell, PhD, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion


Alessandro Larcher, MD, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele


Patricia Dahia MD, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

Alice Soragni, PhD, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Eric Jonasch, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Amit Tirosh, MD, Sheba Medical Center

 

David Zagzag, MD, PHD, NYU Langone Medical Center

Bettie Gardie PhD, INSERM (Institut national de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale)


Anna Matynia, PhD, Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles

 

Barbara A. Mysona PhD, Augusta University

Othon Iliopoulos, MD, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital

Raymond Kim, MD, PhD University of Toronto

Haifeng Yang PhD, Thomas Jefferson University

Ruhee Dure, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine

Dhaval Patel, MD, NIH, National Cancer Institute

Michael B. Gorin, MD, PhD, University of California

Raymond Kim, MD, PhD, University of Toronto

Ian Frew, PhD, University of Zurich, Switzerland

 

A.N.A. van der Horst-Schrivers, MD, PhD, University Medical Center Groningen in The Netherlands

Othon Iliopoulos, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Daniel Segal, PhD, Tel Aviv University

Eamonn R. Maher, MD, FRCP, University of Birmingham

Haifeng Yang, PhD, Cleveland Clinic

Brenda Petrella, PhD, Dartmouth Medical School

Rachel Giles, PhD, University Medical Center Utrecht

Thera P. Links, MD, PhD, University Medical Centre Groningen

Thera P. Links, MD, PhD, University Medical Centre Groningen

James Handa, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Rupal Bhatt, MD, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Armin Pause, PhD, McGill Universit

Bin Teh, MD, PhD, Van Andel Institute

Donald Bellgrau, PhD, University of Colorado, Denver

Donald Bellgrau, PhD, University of Colorado, Denver

 

George V. Thomas, MD, Oregon Health and Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute

Robert Weiss, MD, University of California

Susanne Schlisio, PhD, Ludwig Institute for Cancer

W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, University of North Carolina

Shufen Chen, MD, PhD, University of North Carolina

Ian Frew, PhD, University of Zurich

Andrea Ruxandra-Schmitzer, PhD, University of Montreal

Judith Frydman, PhD, Stanford University

Judith Frydman, PhD, Stanford University

Michael Zimmer, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Daniel J. George, MD, Duke University Medical Center

Daniel J. George, MD, Duke University Medical Center

Tien Hsu, PhD, Boston University Medical Center

Pierre Jacomet, MD, Catholic University Medical Center

Maria Czyzyk-Krzeska, MD, PhD, University of Cincinnati

Robert J. Duronio, PhD, University of North Carolina

Maria Czyzyk-Krzeska, MD, PhD, University of Cincinnati

 

Robert J. Duronio, PhD, University of North Carolina

 

Shahriar Koochekpour, MD, PhD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

 

Ehud Gazit, PhD, Tel Aviv University

Maria Czyzyk-Krzeska, MD, PhD, University of Cincinnati

 

Shahriar Koochekpour, MD, PhD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

James R. Gnarra, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

James R. Gnarra, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

 

Robert D. Burk, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University