Investigator-initiated research grants

Our Varian Research Grants Program supports 100+ research projects to help develop novel ideas, probe clinical evidence of the benefits of radiation, and explore key data on emerging trends.

Application process

Applicants should submit a 1-2 page Concept Proposal. If it is reviewed favorably, you will be invited to submit a 10-15 page Grant Proposal, including a clinical protocol if necessary. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Our Grant Review Committee meets regularly. Evaluation criteria include: alignment with Varian strategy and roadmap, novelty, cost effectiveness, disruptive potential, fit within the overall portfolio of research grants projects, and potential to advance the field of radiation oncology. Successful proposals are well written with clear objectives, methodology, milestones, and deliverables. Funding is competitive. Please contact us with any questions.

If approved, you will receive a Research Agreement that details the terms of the award, including the handling of intellectual property, responsibility on clinical matters, confidentiality, project budget, payment schedule, requirements for progress reports, etc. The project begins after the Research Agreement is negotiated and signed.

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