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Extramural Coordinated Funding

UM Submission Instructions: Innovative / Translational Cancer Research Grants in Ovarian, Uterine, Breast, or Cervical Cancer 2014

Sponsor: Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation
Award Title: Innovative / Translational Cancer Research Grants in Ovarian, Uterine, Breast, or Cervical Cancer
Amount: $100,000
Each grant will total $100,000 and is awarded for two years. This includes direct and indirect costs and will provide support for trainee's salary, benefits and other research expenses
UM Deadline: 12/16/2013
Sponsor Deadline: 02/03/2014
Description: Grants are awarded each year to researchers at medical schools recommended by The Mary Kay Foundation Research Review Committee, which is composed of prominent doctors who volunteer their time to help the Foundation select the best recipients across the United States. After reviewing these recommendations, the Board of Directors at the Foundation selects the grant recipients.

Please note the university can submit one grant from the Medical School and one from the School of Public Health.
Number of Applicants University is Allowed to submit: 2
Additional Requirements: _None
Sponsor Guidelines:
UM Nominations Process: Deadlines:

Masonic Cancer Center Review: 4:30, December 16th
A one page description of the concept and a draft budget in NIH format should be emailed to Aaron Schilz, by 4:30pm December 16th. The concept and budget will be reviewed by a director appointed committee if there is more than one application per school.

Masonic Cancer Center Review and designation of final applicant: December 20, 2013

(Please note: completed applications must be submitted to SPA by January 30, 2014 to meet the foundation's deadline of February 3, 2014)

Foundation Deadlines: Monday, February 3, 2014. Applications must be received no later than 5pm CST.

Full Applications
(Prepare only if selected by internal committee)

- Cover page - use application form
- Brief lay summary
- Five page research proposal
- Literature cited - 10 page max
- One page budget and one page justification
- List of other financial support
- Applicant biosketch
- Please do not send additional letters of support of materials not specifically requested
Peer Review Coordination: Masonic Cancer Center contact email
Status: The internal deadline has passed but no applicants were selected. Please contact the office coordinating the peer review for more information.
Please note: To be considered for peer review and internal selection, faculty must follow the above submission guidelines and meet the UM deadline as set by the office coordinating the peer review for this opportunity.

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General Information
  • Each posting has information about the external sponsor and opportunity as well as the internal application instructions.
  • Opportunities can be sorted by column headings; just click on the heading to re-sort by that column.
  • When a link redirects you to another site, it opens in a new browser window.
  • If you know of an opportunity that is not on the list, please contact Robyn Kennedy.
Column Descriptions
  • Sponsor: redirects you to the sponsor's main website
  • Title/Guidelines: redirects you to sponsor specific information regarding the opportunity which may include description, eligibility, budget instructions, forms and other requirements
  • Amount: Maximum dollar amount awarded.
  • Add’l Req: Identifies special requirements such as cost sharing, partners, etc.
  • Sponsor Deadline: External deadline identified by the sponsor.
  • UM Submission Instructions: Contains specific internal submission requirements including internal proposal instructions, deadline, eligibility, internal nomination process, contact information.
  • # Apps: The maximum number of applications the sponsor will allow the university to submit.
  • UM Deadline: Submission deadline for internal proposal as determined by the coordinating office.
  • Status
    • Open: UM deadline has not passed and the opportunity is open for application.
    • In Review: Peer review process is in progress for the opportunity.
    • PI Selected: The PI has been selected as the official UM nominee.
    • Closed: Sponsor deadline has passed and the opportunity is closed for application.
U of M Submission Instructions (Required)

This link includes summary sponsor information, specific instructions for internal submission and contact information for the university office coordinating the nomination process.

  • Follow the directions in the submission instructions and submit required materials by the UM deadline to the contact indicated.
  • Instructions vary according to the requirements of the sponsor and the university office coordinating the nomination process.
Registration (optional)

Registration is an optional but highly recommended feature. Perhaps you are looking for a wider audience for your proposal idea, or for potential collaborators to work with to create a stronger application. Registration allows applicants to share proposal ideas and post contact information.

Registration also provides information that helps the university office overseeing the nomination to determine the level of coordination needed and guide the review process.

To register (or view registrants), click on the UM Submission Instructions for a specific opportunity, then click on the Register Interest link.

Selection Process
  • Once the internal deadline has passed, the status will change to “In Review” and proposals will undergo review.
  • If there are multiple applicants, the office managing the nomination will determine the review criteria and coordinate the review process.
  • Once review has been completed all parties will be notified via email.
  • Nominees will be provided with a letter addressed to the sponsor from the OVPR indicating that they are the university's nominee. This letter should accompany the nominee's proposal.
  • SPA is notified of the university's nominee(s) and the status is updated to “PI Selected”.


If you have questions about the University's process related to extramural funding opportunities requiring nomination, please contact