Research Management Group (RMG)

Mary Kay Foundation
Translational Research Grant Program

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

The 2016 internal deadline has passed. This webpage is for your reference only.

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


Nov. 28, 2016, 5 p.m., internal Cancer Institute deadline. (see internal submission guidelines below).
Dec. 15, 2016- final applicant selected by the Cancer Institute internal review committee will be notified to proceed with the full application
Jan. 27, 2017- final applicant must submit his/her full application to his/her Research ProcessManager (RPM) in RMG
Feb. 3, 2017- final online application due at the Mary Kay Foundation

Guidelines/Previous recipients:
Download 2017 application guidelines (for your reference only) pdf file. See the internal submission guidelines below.
Previous recipients on this webpage >>


Amount of funding: 
Up to $100,000 total costs over two 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 has invited Stanford University to submit one grant proposal.


By Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, 5 p.m., please send via email attachment one PDF file 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: you do not have to generate a PDRF form or the involve your institutional representative (RPM or OSR) with your internal proposal. You can submit your proposals directly to Denise per these instructions.

1) Title Page
Title of this RFA: 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, 2017-June 30, 2019
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).

Denise Baughman
Project Manager
Administration Office
Stanford Cancer Institute
Lorry Lokey Building, G2103I
265 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-5456
t 650-724-9547


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