Research Management Group (RMG)

Mary Kay Foundation
Translational Cancer Research Grant Program

Limited funding opportunity for all Stanford faculty with PI eligibility (those with UTL, MCL, and NTLR faculty appointments) involved in innovative translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast or cervical cancer. A university-wide internal selection process required**


The internal deadline has passed for 2017. This webpage is for your reference only.

# applicants:  1 per institution (please see internal submission requirements below)


Nov. 27, 2017, 5 p.m., internal Cancer Institute deadline. (see internal submission guidelines below).
Dec. 15, 2017- final applicant selected by the Cancer Institute internal review committee will be notified to proceed with the full application
Jan. 26, 2018- final applicant must submit his/her full application to his/her Research ProcessManager (RPM) in RMG
Feb. 2, 2018- final online application due at the Mary Kay Foundation

Guidelines/Previous recipients:
Download 2018 RFP >> pdf file
See the internal submission guidelines below.
Previous recipients on this webpage >>


Amount of funding: 
Up to $100,000 total costs for 2 years (includes 15% indirect costs)
The program will offer at least 10-15 grants.


The Mary Kay Foundation is a non-profit public foundation, which focuses on funding research for innovative grants for translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast or cervical cancer. Translational research is broadly defined as research that will provide a scientific link between laboratory research and the clinic. Ultimately, such research would lead to improvement in diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of the cancer. The Foundation is pleased to invite your institution to submit one grant proposal.


By Nov. 27, 2017, 5 p.m., 5 p.m., please send via email attachment one PDF file [File name: Last Name_Mary_Kay.pdf] containing the following( in the order listed below) to:

Denise Baughman
Project Manager
Stanford Cancer Institute

File name: Last name_Mary_Kay.pdf

Note: Institutional representative: not applicable. You do not have to work with your RPM in RMG to prepare your budget or submit your internal proposal to your RPM in RMG or your CGO in OSR for approval. You can submit your proposals directly to Denise.

1) Title Page
Mary Kay Foundation Cancer Research Grant Program
Title of your proposal:
PI contact information: (name, title, department, address, email, phone, fax)
(note: the title page should be in the above format only. Please do not create an introductory letter as part of the title page).

2) Nomination letter printed on your department letterhead and addressed to the Stanford Cancer Institute Internal Review Committee, signed by your division chief or your department chair.

3) 4 page research proposal
Format:   Times New Roman 12 inch font, single-spaced, 1 inch margins) (references and illustrations are not included in the page limit) (include specific aims, preliminary results and research design)

4) Budget (one page)
Total budget for the entire project should not exceed $100,000 (combined indirect and direct). Equipment and travel costs should be justified. Indirect costs, if requested, should not exceed 15% of requested direct costs.
Grant period: July 1, 2018-June 30, 2020
Format of your simple budget:

CATEGORY                                            AMOUNT
Other (specify)
Indirect costs (not to exceed 15%)
*Equipment and travel costs must be justified.

5) NIH format biosketch

6) Other support (current and pending) (list sponsor, term, and amount of funding).

Selection Process
Your proposals will be reviewed by a Stanford Cancer Institute review committee. That committee will select the applicant to represent Stanford.


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