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The Mary Kay Foundation
Innovative/Translational Cancer Research Grants
(Ovarian, Uterine, Breast or Cervical Cancer)

Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M University and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

Institutional Eligibility: Applications must be submitted by one Principal Investigator, selected by the Institution.  Only one grant application will be accepted from the medical school and one application from the school of public health.  Grants are limited to the United States.

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

Proposal Limit: 1

Summary: The Mary Kay Foundation℠, a funding source for cancer research, is currently accepting applications for innovative grants for translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast, or cervical cancer.  Grants are awarded each year to researchers at medical schools recommended by The Mary Kay Foundation Research Review Committee, which is composed of prominent doctors who volunteer their time to help the Foundation select the best recipients across the United States. After reviewing these recommendations, the Board of Directors at the Foundation selects the grant recipients. The program will offer between ten to fifteen grants.  The awards will be up to $100,000 each (combined direct and indirect costs).  The grant period is for two years.


November 12, 2013: Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to

November 18, 2013: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one-three page research plan summary and two-page bio-sketch.  Preliminary budget not required.

The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.

If you have any questions, please contact: or 979.862.2233.

December 12, 2013: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

February 3, 2014: Sponsor deadline for the full application (due by 5:00 p.m., CST).

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions. Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.