The grant process involves inviting specific scientists to respond to a request for applications (RFA). Once those materials are received they are reviewed by the Medical Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
In 2009, Dr. Diane Palmieri of the National Cancer Institute was awarded funds to study how how inflammatory breast cancer metastasizes to the brain. The award, in support of her proposal Development of Mouse Models of Inflammatory Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis, sought to further the understanding of progression of Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Currently, Dr. Palmieri is the deputy director of the Center for Research Strategy, a science-based office that since 2015 collaboratively develops recommendations for addressing scientific opportunities, monitors the direction and application of the NCI’s scientific knowledge and resources, and identifies research funding gaps.