Young Investigator Awards

Grant Name
Young Investigator Awards
Funder
Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA)
Location
United States
Research Area
Biological Markers & Sensor Mechanisms
Cancer Biology
Cancer or Carcinogenesis
Cancer Prevention
Clinical Research or Studies
Clinical Trials
Immunotherapy
Medical Diagnosis
Medical Treatment
Oncology
Skin Cancer
Skin Diseases
Technology Assessment or Transfer (Medical)
Tumors
Deadline
October 21, 2021
Grant Size
Upper $225,000USD Term: 3 YearsAmount: Up to $75,000 per year (up to $225,000 total)
Contact Info
Rachel Fischer, Ph.D., MRA Senior Associate, Scientific Program and Grants Administration rfischer@curemelanoma.org
Website
Eligibility
- Applicants must be within the first four years of their first independent, full time academic faculty appointment at the application deadline, at the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent position); - Applicants must designate at least one Mentor who is an established investigator at the same institution who will ensure that adequate support and guidance are provided for successful completion of the proposed research project and provide career mentorship; - Applicants who have secured an independent full-time faculty position commencing by June 1, 2021 will be considered; in this case, a letter from an institutional official or department chairperson confirming the planned date of faculty appointment is required at the time of application; - Applicants do not have to be on a tenure-track; however, fellows or others who are in training positions are not eligible to apply; - Applicants who are in research support positions are not eligible to apply; - Applicants who have been awarded a prior MRA Young Investigator Award are not eligible to apply for an additional MRA Young Investigator Award; - Applicants may serve as PI on only one proposal submitted to MRA for any of the award mechanisms in this cycle
Description
Young Investigator Awards aim to attract early career faculty with original ideas into the field of melanoma, thereby recruiting and supporting the next generation of melanoma research leaders. Awardees will be provided funding to accomplish innovative and original, preclinical, translational, and/or early clinical research projects. Eligibility - Applicants must be within the first four years of their first independent, full time academic faculty appointment at the application deadline, at the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent position); - Applicants must designate at least one Mentor who is an established investigator at the same institution who will ensure that adequate support and guidance are provided for successful completion of the proposed research project and provide career mentorship; - Applicants who have secured an independent full-time faculty position commencing by June 1, 2021 will be considered; in this case, a letter from an institutional official or department chairperson confirming the planned date of faculty appointment is required at the time of application; - Applicants do not have to be on a tenure-track; however, fellows or others who are in training positions are not eligible to apply; - Applicants who are in research support positions are not eligible to apply; - Applicants who have been awarded a prior MRA Young Investigator Award are not eligible to apply for an additional MRA Young Investigator Award; - Applicants may serve as PI on only one proposal submitted to MRA for any of the award mechanisms in this cycle

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