Research Funding

The Melanoma Research Alliance 2014-2015 Request For Proposals

Please note the following key deadlines:

November 11, 2014: Young Investigator Award (including Dermatology Young Investigators), Established Investigator Award (including BMS-MRA Established Investigators), and Pilot Award (including SITC-MRA Pilot Award) proposals are due.

November 21, 2014: All Academic-Industry Partnership Award (for Established Investigators and Teams) and BMS-MRA Team Science Award proposals are due.

The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) announces its eighth annual Request for Proposals (RFP), soliciting translational research grant applications from scientists and clinicians around the world.  The RFP calls for ideas that could lead to high impact near-term clinical application in melanoma detection, prevention, diagnosis, staging, or treatment. MRA will accept proposals for Established Investigator Awards, Pilot Awards, Young Investigator Awards, Academic-Industry Partnership Awards (Established Investigator and Teams), and Special Opportunity Awards. Several special opportunities are being made possible in collaboration with Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). In addition, we are pleased to announce a Young Investigator award in Dermatology.  During this cycle, MRA plans to award at least $7 million to new projects.

Melanoma is a leading cause of new cancers, and more effective options for patients and those at risk are urgently needed. Recent scientific and clinical advances have provided new hope, but much work remains to be done to end suffering and death from melanoma. 

The RFP is attached and can be accessed at:



NASA EPSCoR Call for Pre-Proposals

LOI Deadline:  November 10, 2014

Pre-Proposal Deadline:  November 17, 2014

NASA Nebraska EPSCoR is pleased to announce its Call for Pre-Proposals for this year’s NASA EPSCoR program. The purpose of the NASA EPSCoR program is to establish partnerships with government, higher education, and industry that are designed to effect lasting improvements in a state’s or region’s research infrastructure, R&D capacity and hence, its national R&D competitiveness. In addition to the research and technology development, the awards enable faculty development and higher education student support.

Each year NASA Nebraska EPSCoR holds a statewide proposal competition to select the top proposals from across the state.  The selected proposal or proposals are ultimately submitted on behalf of NASA Nebraska EPSCoR to the national competition. While NASA has not yet released its RFP for this year, NASA Nebraska EPSCoR is collecting required Letters of Intentfrom interested researchers across the state. Letters of Intent for this year’s funding cycle are due on November 10, with Pre-Proposals due on November 17.

The attached document includes instructions for the content, format, and submission of Letters of Intent and Pre-Proposals.  If you have any questions about this year’s competition or the attached document, please contact Michaela Lucas at or 402-554-3772.

PDF Research Grant Deadline Factsheet-2014-15 Final

PDF Postdoctoral Fellowship (for Basic Scientists and Neurologists)

LOI Deadline:  December 1st, 2014

he Parkinson’s Disease Foundation has several grant opportunities for the upcoming 2014-2015 grant cycle. Letters of intent for our PDF Postdoctoral Fellowship (for Basic Scientists and Neurologists) open Saturday, November 1st, and are due Monday, December 1st. We also have summer fellowships for medical and undergraduate students to conduct research, travel awards for graduate and medical students to present data at PD-related conferences, conference awards for established investigators to organize a meeting on PD, and partnership awards with the Parkinson Study Group and Howard Hughes Medical Institute for clinicians.


Please see the attached document for deadline details, as well as our website for eligibility:

PDF Research Grant Deadline Factsheet-2014-15 Final