Call for Applications: 2014 Research Grant Awards Program of the Skin Cancer Foundation
The Skin Cancer Foundation is now accepting applications for support of pilot research projects related to skin cancer. The Foundation funds basic research and clinical studies which address improved methods of prevention, detection, and treatment of skin cancer. Researchers are invited to submit applications for one-year projects to be conducted within the Dermatology departments of medical institutions within the U.S.
Since its founding in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, and the need for early detection and prompt, effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world’s most common cancer. The Foundation’s mission is to decrease the incidence of the disease by means of public and professional education, and research.
The deadline for applications is Friday, October 4, 2013.
Applications must be received by this date to be considered.
Six copies of the completed application form (and any supporting documentation) should be mailed to The Skin Cancer Foundation at 149 Madison Avenue, Suite 901, New York, NY 10016.
Note: Applications submitted via e-mail will not be accepted.
Only applications for research projects relevant to skin cancer will be accepted for consideration. The Foundation's Research Grant Awards Program is intended for pilot projects, which, if successful, can be developed to the point where they are eligible for larger grants from other sources. Research must be conducted by dermatology residents, fellows, and young faculty (5-10 years post first academic appointment) from institutions within the U.S. Preference is given to projects that address, at the basic science and clinical level, improved methods of prevention, detection, and treatment of skin cancers.
The Foundation is pleased to increase its pledge for the research program for 2014. Levels of funding for research grants are:
(3) - $25,000, (1) - $15,000, (1) - $10,000
Funding is based on the scope of the research project. Please specify the grant amount for which you are applying on page 4 under “Budget”. It is the Foundation's policy not to fund overhead or indirect costs.
Grant recipients will be notified by Friday, December 6, 2013. Presentations will take place at the Foundation's Grant Awards Reception on Sunday, March 23, 2014, held at the Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Dermatology, in Denver,CO. Grantees must be present at the reception to accept their awards in person.