Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Ladies Auxiliary VFW: Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellowship

Program Summary

The Ladies Auxiliary VFW presents an opportunity for researchers to devote two years, full-time to making new discoveries about cancer.


Award Information

The winner of the fellowship will be notified by June 1, 2014, and upon receipt of written acceptance, $50,000 will be issued. By March 1, 2015, the recipient must send a progress report which will be reviewed to determine if the rest of the fellowship will be disbursed. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of basic and clinical researchers in the oncology field.

The funds are to be used as a salary or stipend, which may cover fringe benefits. If the institution's normal postdoctoral salary is greater than $50,000 per year, it is acceptable for the institution to supplement the salary. If the normal salary is less than $50,000, the excess funds may be used for lab equipment or supplies. During the two-year term of this fellowship, the researcher may not receive other funding towards his or her salary except as just described. Funds must be used prior to July 1, 2016, unless approved by the Ladies Auxiliary VFW. Fellowships are not renewable.

Internal Selection Procedure

The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and the Carver College of Medicine have established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
  1. A two page CV; and
  2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Saturday, March 1, 2014.


Proposal Due to OVPRED01/09/2014 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF02/21/2014
Date Due to Sponsor03/01/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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