Grant Application and Review Process

Career Development, Established Investigator and Team Awards

The 2016 Request for Proposals will be available on November 2, 2015. Applications will be accepted from November 2, 2015 - March 1, 2016. Applications will be submitted and managed entirely online through ProposalCENTRAL. The RFP will be made available on ProposalCENTRAL beginning November 2, 2015. 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.

Read about all of our grant award winners, including all of our new 2015 recipients HERE! For more details on each type of award, please view our Types of Funding.

Medical Student Awards

The 2016 Medical Student Award Application is now available. Applications will be accepted from September 1 - November 2, 2015. Please read all instructions prior to submission. All proposals will undergo a rigorous peer-reviewed process by hand-selected experts in diverse areas of melanoma research.

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.

Medical Student Submissions Instructions

Submissions must be submitted electronically to the Program Director at research@melanoma.orgNOTE: Application must be submitted as ONE single PDF that contains all necessary sections of the application, including CV and letters of support. Applications containing multiple attachments will not be accepted. 

Medical Student Selection Criteria

All proposals will be graded on a 3-point scale, in five separate categories, for a total of 15 points:

  • Content
  • Clarity
  • Creativity
  • Methodology
  • Achievability

If you have questions regarding the MRF Medical Student Award please email the Program Director at research@melanoma.org or call the MRF office at (800) 673-1290.