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Research & Science


Committed to advancing research across the spectrum of melanoma and supporting researchers at every stage of their careers

Established in 1998, the MRF research grants are a competitive, peer-reviewed program for investigator-initiated research conducted under the purview of our Scientific Advisory Committee. MRF-supported research is open to medical students through senior investigative teams and encompass not only cutaneous melanoma, but also the rare melanoma types such as uveal, mucosal and pediatric melanoma.

The MRF proactively partners with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Congress, the Department of Defense (DoD), Society of Melanoma Research (SMR), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), other foundations and pharmaceutical companies to develop and collaborate on a broad agenda for melanoma research that takes full advantage of all opportunities, while also sharing challenges.




Research Grant RFPs

The MRF offers various research grant opportunities spanning Medical Student Awards to Career Development Awards to Established Investigator Awards to Team Awards, as well as various ad hoc awards. Ensure you check the site today for available opportunities.
• Medical Students

• Resident/Fellow

• Pilot

• Career Development

• Established Investigator

• Team

• Clinical Trials
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Funded Research

Learn about the more than 302 MRF-funded research awards.
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Supported Research Centers

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Since 1998, the MRF has awarded over $24.9 million dollars in research funding. This research spans 87 institutions in 34 states and the District of Columbia and focuses on melanoma prevention, diagnosis and treatment. View the comprehensive list of the various institutions across the United States that have been supported by the MRF.