Melanoma Research Foundation: Research Grants

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is accepting applications to several funding programs: CURE Ocular Melanoma Team Award; Established Investigator Awards; and, Career Development Awards. Award amounts vary. The application deadline is March 1, 2019 at 5:00pm EST.

The UNC Chapel Hill Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunities:

Melanoma Research Foundation: Research Grants
http://www.melanoma.org

Award Amount: varies
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 at 5pm EST
Anticipated Award Notification: August 2019
Anticipated Award Start Date: -
RFP Synopsis:

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is accepting applications to several funding programs.

  • CURE Ocular Melanoma Team Award (CURE OM Team)
    The CURE OM Team Award provides funding of up to $125,000 per year for two years for research focusing on ocular melanoma. Teams should consist of a PI and at least one co-PI, ideally from different institutions. Teams consisting of both basic scientists and clinicians are encouraged, as is the inclusion of a junior scientist. The PI must have a title equivalent to Associate Professor or higher at the time of the grant submission. The PI is encouraged to establish teams consisting of basic scientists and clinicians.
  • Established Investigator Awards (EIA)
    The EIAs provide funding of up to $100,000 per year for two years to established melanoma researchers, or senior researchers working in closely related fields who wish to move into melanoma research. Eligible applicants must have a title equivalent to Associate Professor or higher at the time of the grant submission. Both tenured and non-tenured track faculty are encouraged to apply.
  • Career Development Awards (CDA)
    The CDAs provide funding of up to $50,000 per year for two years to junior investigators. Researchers who are beginning a research career focused on melanoma are eligible. This year, the MRF will also offer specific career development awards focused on Pediatric Melanoma (PED CDA) and Melanoma Brain Metastases (BM CDA). Applicants who are postdoctoral fellows must have less than five (5) years of postdoctoral experience at the time the grant will be awarded and must not have previously received any major grant support (e.g., from ACS, NIH, NCI or DoD). Applicants who are not postdoctoral fellows may have a title of Research Associate/Scientist, Staff Scientist, Instructor, Assistant Professor, or equivalent. For individuals in this category, previous grant support (e.g., K08, K99, K22, etc.) is allowed. Applicants are required to have at least one mentor; their biosketch must be included in the application. Please note: mentors do not have to be at the applicant’s own institution.

For all funding programs, eligible applicants must hold a PhD or MD degree or equivalent at the time of the grant submission. Also, eligible applicants may be the PI or co-PI on only one application with the MRF, of any type. Indirect costs are not allowed for this grant.

To read the full application guidelines, including detailed eligibility requirements, please visit: https://www.melanoma.org/research-center/research-grants/the-grant-process

The UNC Chapel Hill Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to assist UNC personnel pursuing privately funded opportunities. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email cfr@unc.edu or call 919.962.2867.

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