2021 Research Grants
In alignment with its mission and purpose, in 2021 the AMRF will continue to support research that contributes to the understanding and prevention of melanoma and will provide funds to approved research projects.
The number of grants awarded in 2021 will depend on the quality of the applications and the funds requested. The AMRF will be highly selective in the research it supports. Any proposal to the Foundation for research funding will need to be contestable and show evidence of scientific merit within the national context.
The AMRF will specifically support the next generation of melanoma researchers in Australia by providing research grants to post-graduate students and early career researchers.
Support for post-graduate student
Support for early career researcher
Supporting high quality research
The aim of the AMRF’s grants is to support high quality research that is not fully funded through other grant schemes or from other sources.
Although the proposed work will likely be part of an existing research program, the application to the AMRF should be for a specified stand-alone component of that existing project.
A Research Advisory Committee (RAC) will provide the Foundation with advice based on current knowledge of the development of treatments for melanoma. The process is covered in greater detail in the “AMRF Scientific Framework for Inviting and Assessing Grants Applications” which can be provided upon request, by email: email@example.com
Research involving humans or animals must be approved by a relevant institutional research ethics committee and will be mandatory for ensuring funding. AMRF funds will be paid to institutions where the research is to be undertaken. A research funding agreement between the recipient institution and the AMRF will be required.
Applications for funding will be assessed against several of the following criteria:
- Publication history in melanoma (by the applicant and/or their supervisor)
- Evidence of scientific merit and clinical need within the national context
- Proposed dissemination of research findings
- Broader impact on education and awareness of melanoma
Application for AMRF funds will follow a two-staged process. An initial Expression of Interest (EoI) will be assessed by the Foundation against the criteria listed above, with full applications invited from short-listed applicants.
The EOI form can be downloaded here.
A completed EOI should be no more than 2 pages in length. The EOI should be directed to the AMRF at firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on the due date.
Key dates 2021
The AMRF is committed to funding research aimed at furthering knowledge and offering better outcomes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.
The AMRF will focus on supporting early career researchers in Australia.