Mary Kay Foundation Translational Research Grants

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The Mary Kay Foundation is seeking applications for translational research grants in ovarian, uterine, breast, or cervical cancer. This is a limited submission opportunity; the Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry can only nominate one candidate. Between ten and 15 grants will be awarded nationwide.


$100,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) distributed over two years.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Faculty members qualified to do the proposed research;
  • U.S. citizenship is not required.

Research Interests

Translational research in ovarian, uterine, or cervical cancer.

Protect Time Requirement


Mentoring Requirement


Limitation on Other Awards

No limitation on other awards.

Internal/External Deadlines

  • The Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry can nominate one individual to apply to the Mary Kay Foundation.
  • Faculty who wish to be considered should e-mail their expressions of interest to Catherine Muzytchuk,, by September 1, 2012 with the words MARY KAY FOUNDATION in the subject line. They must also attach:

(1) A cover form;

(2) A chair’s nomination form;

(3) A CV or biosketch; and

(4) A three-page abstract describing the significance of the research. The required forms are attached.

The Dean’s office will notify the final nominee on or about September 15, 2012.

The UR nominee should contact Dr. Paul A. Spengler, Director of UR Foundation Relations, at 276-3955 or to review program guidelines and for assistance with the application.

Pending final confirmation, the Foundation’s application deadline will be February 1, 2013. Per university policy, the nominated candidate will submit his or her application five days early (January 28, 2013) and submit a final copy for review to Foundation Relations ten days early (January 21, 2013).


NIH Funding Acknowledgement ** Important ** All publications resulting from the utilization of CTSI resources are required to credit the CTSI grant by including the NIH FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.