MRA 2015-2016 Request For Proposals

RFP Information

The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) soliciting high-impact translational research from scientists and clinicians around the world. The RFP calls for ideas that have the potential to lead to near-term clinical application in melanoma prevention, detection, diagnosis, staging, and treatment.

Proposals will be accepted for:

  • Team Science Awards
  • Young Investigator Awards
  • Academic-Industry Partnership Awards (for Established Investigators)
  • Special Opportunity Awards. 

MRA plans to release a second RFP by mid-September focused on additional Special Opportunity Awards.

About Melanoma

Melanoma is a leading cause of new cancers, and more effective options for patients and those at risk are urgently needed. Recent scientific and clinical advances have provided new hope, but much work remains to be done to end suffering and death from melanoma.  


Please note the following key deadlines:

October 12, 2015: Team Science Award Letters of Intent are due

November 16, 2015: Young Investigator Award and Academic-Industry Partnership Award proposals are due


Full descriptions of each award opportunity, including eligibility criteria and instructions can be found in the RFP document: 2015-2016 Request for Proposals: First Release 


Questions: Laura Brockway-Lunardi, Ph.D., MRA Scientific Program Director,