The Melanoma Research Foundation MRF Research Grants Announcement Funding

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					                      The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF)
                    Research Grants Announcement - 2009 Funding
                    Applications Accepted: June 2 – August 18, 2008

As we enter our 12th year, the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is pleased to announce
its continued Research Award Programs. We offer both Established Investigator and Career
Development Awards.

      The Established Investigator Award provides up to $100,000 per year for two years. Our
       first Established Investigator Award was granted for 2006 as the Diana Ashby Award.
       The purpose of this grant is to encourage investigators to attempt high-risk, but
       potentially high-yield, melanoma research projects. For 2008, the foundation funded
       three projects.
      We continue to support Career Development Awards as a means to encourage junior
       investigators to enter the field of melanoma research. These grants provide up to
       $50,000 per year for two years. For 2008, we funded eight second-year projects and six
       first-year projects.

The MRF is a national non-profit health organization. Our mission is (1) to fund RESEARCH
to find more effective treatments and a cure for melanoma, (2) to EDUCATE clinicians, related
healthcare providers, patients and families about melanoma prevention and treatments, and
(3) to ADVOCATE on behalf of the melanoma patient and scientific community.

We hope that you will inform members of your institution about our Research Award
Programs. For further information on the application process and eligibility criteria, visit our
website at www.melanoma.org.

If you have further questions, you may reach us by telephone at: 1- 800-673-1290
or by email at research@melanoma.org.