A Research Collaboration and Training Program

General Information

The Research Office administrates the Valley Research Partnership (VRP), which funds collaborative grants from VRP partner institutions across the Phoenix area, including the College and the VRP affiliates listed below. The goal of this program is to develop cross-institutional research collaborations to enhance discovery, extramural research funding, accelerate career development, and improve healthcare. It also provides resources to engage trainees (medical students/graduate students/residents/fellows/post-docs) in significant biomedical research projects. 


Round 6 Project Mechanism

P1 Trainee Projects: Proposals with an eligible faculty Principal Investigators (PI) and a metro Phoenix medical/graduate student or resident/fellow/post-doc mentee (Maximum $5,000 for medical student over one year. Maximum $10,000 for other applicants over one-two years).

Applications are now limited to two pages for these $5,000 - $10,000 grants.

VRP Guidelines and Timeline

Round 6 Guidelines (PDF) 

Submit an Application

Key Dates:
RFP released – December 2020
P1 Application Deadline – 5:00 p.m. MST February 12, 2021
Review: Spring 2021
Awards Announced – June 2021
Earliest Anticipated Awards – July 2021

Forms and Templates

Please refer to the guidelines for eligibility information and application requirements. Please use the required templates below when writing the proposal.


VRP Partner Institutions and Investigator Lists

Please refer to the lists of potentially eligible investigators below to confirm your eligibility.

*Final eligibility is determined by each VRP partner institution. Please refer to the guidelines for more information or email VRP administration to confirm eligibility.


Completed Rounds


Questions may be addressed to:
Research Office VRP Program Administration
UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Phone: 602-827-3630
@email