Grant opportunity

Grant opportunity

The Mary Kay Foundation has a grant opportunity for cancer researchers. The University of Illinois Cancer Center will manage the limited competition and select one applicant for submission. Application deadline is Feb. 7, 2020. A link for the limited competition review process will be posted by Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The Mary Kay Foundation is a non-profit public foundation focusing 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 grant proposal will be reviewed by a Scientific Research Review Committee comprised of notable members of the American medical and scientific community. The grant will be up to $100,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for a two-year period. If indirect costs are requested, they cannot exceed 15%. If selected, the funds will be paid in two installments. The first payment will be after receipt of the executed contract, with the second being mailed following receipt of the first-year status report. The Foundation anticipates funding between 10 and 15 grants in 2020. In 2018, the organization awarded $1.2 million in grants to 12 recipients from across the U.S. Since 1996, the Foundation has given more than $28.4 million to support curing cancers that affect women.

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