Grant Application and Review Process
The MRF's Research Grant Program emphasizes both basic and clinical research projects that explore innovative approaches to understanding melanoma and its treatment.
All proposals will undergo a rigorous peer-reviewed process by hand-selected experts in diverse areas of melanoma research. Proposals with the highest scores and with discrepant scores are then reviewed a second time by the MRF's Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and final decisions are made by the MRF's Board of Directors. View the 2013 Request for Proposals, which includes all research grant eligibility information, requirements and application instructions.
All submissions, notifications and critiques will be completed entirely online through ProposalCENTRAL. The RFP will only appear on the ProposalCENTRAL website while the award cycle is open.
Please view the Eligibility and Requirements to be sure that you are eligible to submit an application. Applications will not be accepted unless all eligibility requirements are met.
Career Development and Established Investigator Awards
The research grant recipients for 2013 are now available. You may view them and all past grant recipients HERE.
We will be accepting applications for the 2014 grant cycle from January 1 - March 1, 2014. The 2014 Request For Proposals will be available soon. All questions can be directed to the Program Director at email@example.com.
Medical Student Awards
Applications for Medical Student Awards will be accepted from September 1 - November 1, 2013 for the 2014 award year. Funds will be distributed as soon as the critique process is finished.
Application Process and Materials
Applications must include:
- Cover page
- Research project proposal, title, abstract, background, hypothesis, specific aims/methods, summary/relevance and references (4 page maximum, INCLUDING references)
- Project plan with timeline (1 page maximum)
- CV of applicant
- Letter of support from Research Mentor approving research proposal, as well as outlining Mentor’s role and expectations. Research Mentor should be an MD or PhD engaged in melanoma research that is consistent with the program purpose as stated above.
Submissions must be submitted electronically to the Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Application must be submitted as ONE single PDF that contains all necessary sections of the application, including CV and letters of support.
All proposals will be graded on a 3-point scale, in five separate categories, for a total of 15 points:
If you have questions regarding the MRF Medical Student Award please email the Program Director at email@example.com or call the MRF office at (800) 673-1290.