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UM Submission Instructions: Kay Yow/V Foundation Award 2013

Sponsor: V Foundation for Cancer Research
Award Title: Kay Yow/V Foundation Award
Amount: $600,000
The grant amount will be determined based on the fundraising success of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, but it is anticipated that the grant will be $500,000-$1,000,000 payable over 4 years
UM Deadline: 09/20/2013
Sponsor Deadline: 10/01/2013
Description: The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is interested in funding a translational research project focused on the area of cancers in aging women. The project must include a clinical trial endpoint. Corss-institutional and cross-disciplinary efforts are encouraged. The grant will be awarded in February 2014 with payment beginning late Spring 2014.
Number of Applicants University is Allowed to submit: 1
Additional Requirements: _None
Sponsor Guidelines:
UM Nominations Process: Deadlines:

Masonic Cancer Center Review: 4:30, September 20, 2013
A one page description of the concept and a draft budget in NIH format should be emailed to Aaron Schilz, by 4:30pm September 20th. The concept and budget will be reviewed by a director appointed committee if there is more than one application.

Masonic Cancer Center Review and designation of final applicant:
September 23, 2013
(Please note: completed letter of intent must be submitted to SPA by September 30, 2013 to meet the foundation's deadline of October 1, 2013)

Foundation's Letter of Intent Deadline: October 1, 2013
Foundation's Full Application Deadline (if selected): December 20, 2013

Letter of Intent Guidelines (if internally selected by the Masonic Cancer Center)
- Application cover sheet:
- Maximum of 3 pages in length
- Proposed project title and short summary, providing an explanation regarding the translational nature of the research, specifically leading to a clinical trial and discussing its potential impact on the women with or at risk of cancer
- Investigator(s) name(s), title(s) and qualifications
- Sponsoring institution's name
- Investigator's history with women's cancer research, specifically aging women's cancer research
- Brief description of the project aims and approaches
- Proposed budget amount
- Proposed timeline
-Current grants in this focus area
- A brief "lay term" explanation regarding the importance and relevance of the research project
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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  • 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