What is a V Scholar Grant?

This year, the Wine Celebration will help fund critical resources needed for our V Scholars.

A V Scholar grant is a $200,000 grant, paid over 2 years, which advances innovative young scientists establishing their independent research programs. Unique to the V Foundation, the V Scholar Grant supports both research funds and access to professional development workshops, networking and collaboration via the annual V Scholar Summit, and provides a competitive edge to leverage additional funding from other sources.

Fewer grants mean less research. V Scholars are at a critical career junction, and without support, we could lose some of our most promising scientists due to pandemic disruptions.

When you plant the seed of support for a V Scholar Grant, you help new ideas grow, and your contribution can fund research that is happening right now.

Why Support V Scholar Grants

Timing:

V Scholars are at a critical career junction. Without support, we could lose some of our most promising scientists due to pandemic disruptions.

Groundbreaking:

 The V Scholar grant allows forward-thinking scientists to explore new frontiers and ask bold questions. High risk=high reward. These novel ideas lay foundations for advanced knowledge, earlier diagnoses, new treatments and more.

Impact:

It is easy to track and attribute V Scholar funding to future discoveries these young scientists make in their career.

Plant the Seed:

The V Scholar grant gives investigators the space and time to generate research data that can be used to apply for even bigger grants to sustain their research long term and keep these brightest of all scholars in the field of cancer research.

ROI:

V Scholar grants are small investments with huge potential for returns, for both the V Scholars and for cancer patients.