The Scott Kirkbride Melanoma Research Centre (SKMRC), based within the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR), is dedicated to enhancing outcomes for people with melanoma by conducting high quality medical research.
The Centre was established in memory of young Perth golfer, Scott Kirkbride, who lost his battle with melanoma in 2004 at the age of 27.
The SKMRC aims to establish Western Australia as a world leader in melanoma research by providing crucial breakthroughs for improved diagnosis and treatment of the deadly skin cancer.
SKMRC is offering grant funding of $75,000 for a term of one year to support melanoma related research currently not funded through outside sources.
Applications will undergo peer-review by the SKMRC Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and priority will be given to proposals likely to attract additional funding from other grant sources in the future. If the SAC determine there are no applications of suitable merit the SKMRC Management Committee retains the right to decline to award a grant.
The Discovery Research â€˜Priming Grantsâ€™ have been established with the specific purpose of supporting world class scientific research towards discovery of the causes of melanoma, how melanomas develop, new methods of detection, novel treatments and improved management of the disease.
Who Is Eligible?
Category A: Applications with WAIMR senior staff as Principle Investigator.
Category B: Applications from researchers based in Western Australia with the caveat that they include a WAIMR Group Leader as Co-Chief Investigator.
Collaborative applications with other National or International melanoma research groups are encouraged.
How to Apply
Please email Carolyn Williams ([email protected]
) to request an application form. For more information go to: www.skmrc.org.au.
Deadline for applications: COB Monday 14th May, 2012