2020 MRF Research and Science Brochure

Funding Melanoma Research

The MRF provides emerging and established scientific investigators (from medical students to senior investigative teams) with highly sought-after, peer-reviewed grants across the disciplines of biology, immunology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. From 1998 to 2020, the MRF grant program has awarded 200 grants at 75 institutions to investigators at all stages in their career paths, totaling over $18.8 million.

200

GRANTS FUNDED AT 75 INSTITUTIONS

TYPES OF GRANTS FUNDED:

TYPES OF GRANTS PURPOSE

ELIGIBILITY

DURATION

Introduces students early in their careers to clinical/research opportunities under

Medical students at an accredited U.S. medical school or institution

1 year

MEDICAL STUDENT

the mentorship of an investigator engaged in melanoma research

Enables young researchers to generate the groundwork that can leverage additional grant funding from other funding bodies

Junior investigators which include: • Postdoctoral fellows with less than five years of postdoctoral experience OR • A research associate, instructor, assistant professor or the equivalent

2 years

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Encourages proven researchers to continue research on emerging challenges in melanoma

Established researchers, mainly faculty with at least an associate professor appointment

2 years

ESTABLISHED INVESTIGATOR

Encourages collaboration across academic disciplines in an institution or among multiple institutions

A PI and at least one co-PI, ideally from different institutions

2 years

TEAM

Fosters clinical trials in the melanoma space

CLINICAL TRIAL

Junior through established investigators

2–3 years

GRANT RECIPIENT

GRANT RECIPIENT

T he MRF grant was instrumental in helping us to advance our melanoma research program and to connect with the melanoma community.

T his grant was the first one I was awarded after finishing my medical training, and tremendously helped establish my academic career.

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