Pilot Awards

We are excited to announce this funding opportunity to eligible applicants!

The goal of the VeloSano Pilot Awards is to provide seed funding for cancer research activities being performed at Cleveland Clinic. Latin for “swift cure”, VeloSano is a year-round fundraising initiative with “Bike to cure” weekend serving as the flagship fundraising event held annually during the third full weekend in July. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VeloSano 7 (2020) evolved into a virtual initiative which included a removal of fundraising commitments and registration fees, while allowing and encouraging participation in any way, at any time and from anywhere around the world. This resulted in an increase in registered fundraising participants and even though there were no fundraising commitments, it continued to yield a successful and significant total raised for cancer research at Cleveland Clinic.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING UPDATE FOR THE CURRENT GRANT CYCLE: The current grant cycle of the VeloSano pilot grant program will fund multiple awards of either $75,000 over 1 year or $125,000 over 2 years

Complete instructions and eligibility information regarding the VeloSano 7 (2020) Pilot Awards can be downloaded here.

To download the template to be used for submitting your LOI, click here.

Key Dates

  • Funding Announcement:
    October 19, 2020
  • Letter of Intent (LOI) Due Date:
    November 13, 2020, 5pm EST (Required)
  • Full Application Due Date:
    January 15, 2021, 5pm EST (Required)
  • Scientific Review/Approval:
    January – February 2021
  • Selection Committee Notification:
    February 2021
  • Earliest Start Date:
    March 1, 2021
  • Award Cycle:
    March 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022