Research Grants

Since 1981, the Foundation has awarded over $1.25 million to fund more than 150 projects. The awards provide funding for pilot studies that lead to improvements in the prevention and clinical management of skin cancer.

Funding is provided annually for basic research and clinical studies. Research must be conducted by dermatology residents, fellows, and young faculty (5-10 years post first academic appointment) from institutions within the US and educational programs related to skin cancer. Proposals are evaluated by the members of the Grants Review Committee. All projects are selected on the basis of their applicability to the Foundation's mission of reducing the incidence, morbidity and mortality of skin cancer.

Applying for a Research Grant Award


Beginning in May 2014, The Skin Cancer Foundation will begin accepting 2015 applications in support of pilot research projects related to skin cancer.  Look for the application on this page next month. 
The Foundation funds basic research and clinical studies in the United States which address improved methods of prevention, detection, and treatment of skin cancer. Researchers are invited to submit applications for one-year projects to be conducted within the Dermatology departments of medical institutions within the U.S.

Research Grants Awarded

  • 2014 Research Grants Awarded

    In 2014, The Skin Cancer Foundation awarded $100,000 through five grants to fund pilot research projects on skin cancer detection and treatment, including three $25,000 grants.
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  • 2012 Research Grants Awarded

    In 2012, The Skin Cancer Foundation awarded $155,000 in its annual research grants program, including four $25,000 grants, the most money ever distributed by the Foundation in one year. 
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