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The Mary Kay Foundation


Innovative/Translational Cancer Research

in ovarian, uterine, breast, or cervical cancer


See attached Request for Proposals


Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M 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:  Only one grant application will be accepted from each accredited medical school and school of public health in the United States.  Grants are limited to the United States.


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


Proposal Limit: 1 from the College of Medicine and 1 from the School of Public Health


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.


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.  There will be between ten to fifteen grants awarded for the grant period.





November 26, 2014

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

December 3, 2014

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, two-page bio-sketch, and preliminary budget.


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 19, 2014

Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

February 2, 2015

Sponsor deadline for the full proposal (due by 5:00 p.m. proposer’s local time).



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.