2020 MRA Research Awards

A complete listing of all MRA grant awards, along with abstracts, can be accessed online at CureMelanoma.org/Grants

MRA’s Charge

For patients for whom treatments and outcomes have been less certain and less successful, for researchers with big ideas that provide promise but need piloting, for cross-industry and cross-discipline projects that could change the landscape as we know it, MRA is here championing for you each step of the way.

Together, we are fueling a revolution.

Team Science Award

MRA Team Science Awards are the centerpiece of the MRA research funding portfolio. This program fulfills one of MRA’s primary goals: to foster a collaborative research process. Multidisciplinary teams consist of Principal Investigators with complementary expertise who may be from the same institution, inter-institutional, and/or international institutions. Team science projects promote transformational melanoma research advances with the potential for rapid clinical translation.

Pilot Awards

MRA Pilot Awards test potentially transformative ideas that do not have extensive preliminary data but articulate a clear hypothesis and translational goals. Resources for such “high-risk, high-reward” projects are important to establish proof-of-concept, which may then leverage additional funding through more traditional avenues.

Young Investigator Awards

MRA Young Investigator Awards aim to attract early career scientists with novel ideas into melanoma research, thereby recruiting and supporting the next generation of melanoma researchers. Young Investigators are scientists within four years of their first academic faculty appointment. A mentorship commitment from a senior investigator is required.

Dermatology Fellow Awards

MRA Dermatology Fellowship Awards are designed to drive greater interest in the prevention, detection, diagnosis and early intervention of melanoma among dermatologists by investing in post-docs and medical residents focused on dermatology.