The FY19 MRP Concept Award supports the exploration of a highly innovative new concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to melanoma.
The Concept Award is not intended to support an incremental progression of an already established research project but, instead,
allows Principal Investigators (PIs) the opportunity to pursue serendipitous observations.
This award mechanism supports early studies that have the potential to reveal entirely new avenues for investigation.
Applications must describe how the new idea will enhance the existing knowledge of melanoma or develop an innovative and novel course of investigation.
The FY19 MRP is not requesting research into established macrometastatic disease.
Applications should address how the concept or novel idea responds to the FY19 MRP Challenge Statement.
Research completed through a Concept Award may generate sufficient preliminary data to enable the PI to prepare an application for future research.
Studies involving non-melanoma skin cancers are not allowed under the FY19 MRP.