Mary Kay Ash Foundation: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (ovarian, uterine, breast or cervical cancer)
The Mary Kay Ash FoundationSM, a funding source for cancer research, is currently accepting applications for innovative grants for translational research for cancers affecting women, including but not limited to ovarian, uterine, breast and/or cervical cancer.
The Mary Kay Ash 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.
Grants will be awarded in the amount of $100,000 over a two-year period.
Application Requirements & Guidelines:
- Grants are by invitation only.
- One grant application will be accepted from each accredited cancer research institute or medical school. It is up to each institute to conduct an internal review process to determine their applicant. No exceptions.
- Principal Investigator must be appointed a full-time assistant professor or higher at the time of application submission and commit a minimum 5% effort.
- All text and general page formatting guidelines should adhere to NIH-format, which can be referenced on the NIH website https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide/format-and-write/format-attachments.htm#formatpages.
If you are applying on behalf of a PI, please use the PI’s name and information to create the GrantsConnect user profile login. This will affect the way the application appears to our Research Review Committee.
Please review the FAQs section and Applicant User Guide for additional questions you may encounter.
For questions not addressed within the FAQs section or Applicant User Guide.
For questions not addressed within the FAQs section or Applicant User Guide,
please contact Julia Santosuosso at
Only one grant application will be accepted from each accredited invited institution.
To respond, please submit a 2-page research description and an NIH-formatted CV to Richard White in the Research and Grant Development Office at
Mary Kay Foundation deadline is Friday, February 4, 2022.