Research Grants for Melanoma

Team, Established Investigator, Career Development & CURE OM Awards

The 2016 grant applications are currently under review and will be announced soon. Applications are submitted and managed entirely online through ProposalCENTRAL and are only available during the application cycle (Jan. 1 - March 1). 

Read about all of our grant award winners, including all of our new 2015 recipients HERE! 

Medical Student Awards

The 2017 Medical Student Grant Application is now available.  The application deadline is November 1, 2016. Please read all submission instructions.

The MRF is committed to introducing students early in their career to the clinical or research opportunities under the mentorship of an investigator engaged in melanoma research. As such, medical students are encouraged to submit applications for the $3,000 award for 1 year of research.  Begun in 2011, this program has funded 30 medical students to date. 

Learn about previously funded MRF research by visiting our Research Recipients page!

Grant Program Background

Since 1998, the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) has been supporting promising medical research that will further the goal of developing an effective treatment and possible cure of malignant melanoma, while also encouraging scientists and clinicians to join in this mission. The MRF is committed to advancing a national scientific agenda for melanoma research, coordinating with other leaders and funders, while funding research across the spectrum of melanoma – in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

The MRF proactively partners with other leaders and funders (NCI, Congress, Department of Defense, Melanoma Research Alliance) to develop and collaborate on a broad agenda for melanoma research that takes full advantage of all opportunities, while also sharing challenges.

Each year, the MRF provides emerging and established scientific investigators with highly sought-after grants that will allow them to explore new avenues in melanoma biology, prevention and treatments, ultimately leading to a cure. Basic, translational and clinical research projects are considered.

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All questions or concerns regarding the MRF’s Research Grant Program can be directed to the Program Director at or by calling 800-673-1290.