Apply for VICC Membership
VICC Member Resources
Membership in the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) provides new opportunities for interactions and collaborations with our outstanding cancer researchers and physician scientists. You will be invited to attend and/or participate in the numerous activities the VICC sponsors including our seminar series, annual retreats, and events sponsored by the Research Programs. In addition, you will have access to several intramural funding opportunities to help support pilot efforts leading to extramural peer review funding including Cancer Center Support Grant Pilot Projects Grants, VICC Discovery Grants, various Specialized Programs of Research Excellence pilot studies grants, and faculty Foundation Grants.
Becoming a VICC Member
Criteria for Membership
VICC membership is open to faculty of Vanderbilt University, Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University who meet the following requirements:
- Faculty rank of research assistant professor or above
- Conducts funded, peer-reviewed, cancer-related basic, clinical or population-based research
- Makes significant, ongoing contributions to VICC programs through participation in collaborative research, education, cancer prevention, cancer control or cancer patient care activities
Types of Membership
Full program members are typically assigned to only one research program. Members assigned to more than one research program must have separate cancer-related activities in each program, usually funded by separate peer-reviewed research grants.
Non-programmatically aligned members significantly participate in or contribute to the research programs, organizational infrastructure and administrative functions of VICC but may not have active peer-reviewed cancer research or patient care activities (e.g., shared resource directors, department chairs, VUMC executive leadership).
Adjunct research membership is open to faculty at our affiliate, Baptist Memorial Health Cancer Center (BCC), in Memphis.
How to Apply for Membership
Applicants must complete an online application (requires VUnetID and password) and upload a current CV and documentation of "Other Support." The Research Program Leaders (RPL) committee reviews applications monthly and makes recommendations for membership and program assignment to the Director, who has ultimate authority in appointing members. Membership is reviewed annually by the RPL and the Director.
If you do not have a VUnetID and would like to apply for membership, please contact Julia Schaum, Associate Director of Research Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-936-1782.
Current Member Resources
To update your VICC member directory profile, submit the VICC.org Directory Form
For information about pilot funding, see our Funding Opportunities page.