2021 Medical Student Research Awards

Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF)
Application or LOI Due Date
Brief Description

The 2021 Medical Student Research Award Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available! The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) has been awarding Medical Student Research Grants since 2011 and since that time, 69 grants have been awarded to students at 43 different institutions. Medical Student Research Awards promote scientific inquiry and research opportunities to medical students early in their careers by funding concise clinical or laboratory-based research projects focused on better understanding the prevention, biology and treatment of all forms of the disease, including cutaneous, ocular, mucosal and pediatric melanoma. These grants are in the amount of $3,000 for a period of one year. To be eligible, applicants must be a medical student in good academic standing at an accredited medical school or institution in the United States. MD and/or MD/PhD students are eligible to apply. In 2021, in addition to awards focused on any aspect of melanoma research, the MRF is pleased to also offer two medical student awards focused specifically on mucosal melanoma research. Applications will be accepted beginning September 8, 2020 and ending on November 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM ET. Funded researchers will be notified by January 19, 2021 and funds will be disbursed when all required paperwork is submitted to the MRF. To begin the application process, download the 2021 Grant RFP.