VeloSano Catalyst Fellowship

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With the generous support from VeloSano Bike to Cure 2018, the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) is providing funding for Case CCC Trainee Associate Members to perform their “dream experiment.” 

The experiment should catalyze highly innovative and impactful projects and help strengthen fellowship and career development grant applications. The intent of the award is to support a single or limited set of innovative experiments, not for general laboratory supplies/projects or maintenance of the trainee’s project.

To help trainees prepare competitive applications, William Schiemann, PhD, Chair of NCI fellowship review panel, will present “Fellowship Writing 101” and an introductory fellowship preparatory luncheon on Thursday, May 9 in WRB conference room 3-136 at 12 pm (free lunch will be provided for those that RSVP to Damian Junk: An NCI-style review panel will include Case CCC Trainee Associate Members as reviewers to provide insight into the review process.


  • Fellowship applicants must be Case CCC Trainee Associate Members (apply here)
  • Trainees are defined as graduate or medical students, postdoctoral scholars or fellows within their first 5 years of post-doctoral training, or medical fellows working on a cancer-focused project.
  • All awardees are expected to participate in VeloSano, either in 2019 or 2020 (as a rider, virtual rider, or volunteer).
  • Awardees must present their research progress when requested by the Case CCC.

Award Description

  • Up to five (5) research projects funded at $10,000/award.
  • Research projects must be completed within one (1) year. 

Funding Criteria

  • Projects aligned with at least one of eight Research Initiatives (Cancer Genomics, Cancer Immunotherapy, Brain Tumors, Drug Discovery and Development, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers, Computational Diagnostic Informatics, Women’s Cancers, Community Outreach and Cancer Health Disparities) and the Center’s Strategic Plan are preferred.
  • Proposed research must use Case CCC core facilities, when available.
  • All materials to complete the project should be in-hand or readily available; collection of new patient cohorts is not responsive to this RFA.
  • Projects must have a high likelihood of subsequent fellowship or career development funding, publication, or presentation at a national conference.


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Important Dates

Application Deadline: June 7, 2019
Review of Applications: June 31, 2019
Awards begin: August 1, 2019