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Disciplinary Area: Health and Medical Sciences

Funding guide for melanoma research.
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Federal Funding Opportunities

These funding opportunities include initiatives and programs from the following agencies:

  • US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command funds casualty care and operational medicine research. (*When you open this link, your web browser may inform you that the “connection is untrusted.” This security alert is common when accessing Department of Defense websites; you may safely accept the connection and access the website.)
  • National Institutes of Health

Listed below are the funding web pages for individual NIH institutes that support research on or related to melanoma and skin cancer.


Non-Federal Funding Opportunities

Sponsors include:

  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand offers grants designed to fill critical voids in current pediatric cancer research.
  • American Association for Cancer Research offers research fellowships, grants, and conference travel awards for cancer researchers at various stages in their careers to foster the development of the most promising scientists.
  • American Cancer Society, the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer, focuses on investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed proposals for research grants and health professional training grants.
  • American Skin Association distributes more than $3.5 million for awards, grants, laboratories, and professorships in skin diseases, including melanoma and skin cancer.
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery funds cutting-edge research of specific relevance to dermatologic surgery and/or cutaneous oncology.
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology offers funding for oncology research, fellowships, and mentored training and career development.
  • Cancer Research Institute funds research aimed at furthering the development of immunological approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer.
  • Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation encourages the nation’s most promising young investigators to pursue careers in cancer research by funding research awards and fellowships.
  • Dermatology Foundation offers career development awards, fellowships, and grants that are intended to advance the early research efforts of individuals in dermatology and cutaneous biology.
  • Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds seed grants for innovative small-scale, short-term cancer research projects by young or new investigators.
  • International Union Against Cancer provides international fellowships for continuous professional education in a variety of disciplines through work and training abroad.
  • Melanoma Research Foundation offers senior and junior research grants, emphasizing projects that explore innovative approaches to understanding melanoma and its treatment.
  • National Cancer Center funds a limited number of pre- and post-doctoral fellowships to provide training and experience in molecular genetics and the cellular aspects of cancer biology and tumor immunology.
  • Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research provides research grants to young cancer researchers to support the improvement of the basic understanding of cancer biology and the development of new methods for the prevention and treatment of cancer.
  • Skin Cancer Foundation provides funding for basic research, clinical studies, and educational programs related to skin cancer.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary sponsors promising research into the causes of disease as well as possible treatments and cures.
  • Worldwide Cancer Research supports fundamental research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer.

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