Dermatology Fellowship Award

The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is pleased to announce a call for applications to our Dermatology Fellowship Award Program. Launched in 2019, this program has awarded 36 dermatology fellowships to investigators at sixteen institutions across the US. The aim of this training program is to drive greater interest and focus on melanoma in dermatologic clinical practice and research related to the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and staging of melanoma, by investing in post-docs and medical residents focused on dermatology.

Interested applicants should refer to the full RFP for complete instructions on eligibility, key criteria, and other instructions on how to apply. MRA is pleased to announce an increase in the award amount to $50,000, over one year. MRA plans to award at least four new MRA Dermatology Fellow Awards during the 2023 cycle.

MRA 2023 Dermatology Fellows Award Request for Proposal

MRA Award Terms and Conditions 

All proposals are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 12, 2023. Proposals should be submitted via the proposalCENTRAL online application tool:

MRA encourages applications from a diverse pool of investigators with respect to race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, and disability. MRA recognizes that diversity in the biomedical research workforce is critical for ensuring that the most creative minds have the opportunity to contribute to realizing our research goals and to ensuring more equitable health outcomes for all.

Email questions about this RFP, eligibility, or other issues about MRA or its awards to Dr. Rachel Fischer at

The MRA Dermatology Fellowship program, launched in 2019, is part of a broader effort by the Melanoma Research Alliance to further engage dermatologists in research to advance melanoma prevention and early detection. This is important because as recent treatment advances have helped people with melanoma live longer, they have not blunted the ever- increasing number of new melanomas diagnosed each year. This year it’s estimated that more than 100,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma.

Founding support for this program was generously provided by Denise and Michael Kellen. 

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