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Research We Fund: Extramural Discovery Science
The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) have partnered to support research. We're requesting grant applications to fund research projects that involve interdisciplinary teams about “Understanding and Managing Metastasis of Melanoma and Other Types of Cancer.”
Some progress has been made in understanding why cancers metastasize and how to treat metastatic cancer, but significant gaps in knowledge remain. For instance, we’re still looking for answers to broad questions like these.
To be considered for this grant on metastasis, proposed research must have at least a 50% focus on melanoma. Research projects must also include a focus on both:
Expected research results: The goal is for research projects to discover better ways to predict and manage metastasis that can be rapidly applied to clinical care.
Scope of Application Topics: The following are some examples of potential research projects.
Sample Category 1: Extend Knowledge about the Causes of Metastasis and Identify Potential Solutions
For example, research projects may search for answers to questions such as:
Sample Category 2: Improve Management
For example, research projects may look for ways to:
Grant applications may come from institutions to fund research involving an interdisciplinary team about understanding and managing metastasis of melanoma and other types of cancer.
Eligible Institutions: Applications may be submitted by a college, university, medical school, or other not-for-profit research organization within the United States, its territories, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Interdisciplinary Teams: Each member of the team must have a doctorate degree (MD, PhD, DVM, or equivalent), be independent and have a full-time faculty position or equivalent at a college, university, medical school, or other fiscally responsible, not-for-profit research organization within the United States.
Each team must consist of at least 3 members: Lead primary investigator (PI) and at least 1 Team Principal as well as 1 Team Investigator.
Funds Available for Awards: A total of $2 million committed equally by ACS and MRA will be used to fund 2 Team Awards at $1 million, distributed across the term of the grant. Each award will be jointly funded by MRA and ACS and awarded institutions will contract with both MRA and ACS using their individual Terms and Conditions.
Indirect Costs: The award will carry a 10% allowable overhead from ACS. Details of contracting, payments, and post-award re-budgeting for both ACS and MRA are provided with the notice of grant award.
Term: Up to 3 years, with the grant term starting January 1, 2020.
A Letter of Intent (LOI) is required.
LOI Deadline: January 16, 2019
LOI Required Information: When you fill out the LOI template on proposalCentral you will need this information about the research project and lead PI.
How to Submit an LOI: Please follow this link to Altum/proposalCentral
Notification Process: By February 6, 2019, selected institutions and lead PIs will receive an email inviting them to apply.
Those invited to submit a full application will be provided with a set of policies and instructions about the grant mechanism. This RFA will use the Interdisciplinary Team Award Grant mechanism.
Full Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
For questions about this mechanism please email email@example.com