Research Award Programs

Research Grants Announcement - 2012

As we enter our 14th year, the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is pleased to announce its continued Research Award Programs. The MRF is a national non-profit health organization.  Our mission is to fund RESEARCH to find more effective treatments and a cure for melanoma, to EDUCATE clinicians, related healthcare providers, patients and families about melanoma prevention and treatments, and to ADVOCATE on behalf of  the melanoma patient and scientific community.  We hope that you will inform members of your institution about our Research Award Programs. 


Career Development Grant

The Career Development Grant provides up to $50,000 per year for two years.  We support Career Development Awards as a means to encourage junior investigators to enter the field of melanoma research.  For 2010, we funded three second-year projects and four first-year projects.

Applications Accepted: Sept. 1 - Nov. 1, 2011 


Established Investigator Grant

The Established Investigator Award provides up to $100,000 per year for two years. Our first Established Investigator Award was granted for 2006 as the Diana Ashby Award.  The purpose of this grant is to encourage investigators to attempt high-risk, but potentially high-yield, melanoma research projects. For 2010, the foundation funded one second-year project and two first-year projects.

Applications Accepted: Sept.1 - Nov. 1, 2011


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