Since 1981, the Foundation has awarded over $1.5 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.
Applying for a Research Grant Award
The Skin Cancer Foundation is now accepting applications for support of pilot research projects related to skin cancer. Researchers are invited to submit applications for one-year projects to be conducted at Dermatology Departments of medical institutions within the U.S.
Research must be conducted by dermatology residents,fellows,or young faculty (5-10 years post first academic appointment) from institutions within the U.S. Projects should address, at the basic science and clinical level, improved methods of prevention, detection, and treatment of skin cancers. Preference will be given to proposals which focus on new technologies in skin cancer detection and treatment. It is the Foundation’s policy not to fund overhead or indirect costs.
$10,000 – 1 grant will be awarded
$15,000 – 1 grant will be awarded
$25,000 – 3 grants will be awarded
Submissions will be reviewed by the Foundation’s Research Grants Committee and applicants will be notified by December 15, 2015. Award presentations will take place at the Foundation’s Research Grant Awards Reception on Sunday, March 6, 2016, in Washington DC. Grantees must be present at the reception to accept their awards in person.
Research Grants Awarded
In 2015, 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.
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.
In 2013, The Skin Cancer Foundation awarded $100,000 through five grants including three $25,000 grants.
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.