BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
The Gray Foundation has a dual mission: to transform the lives of individuals born with BRCA mutations by accelerating research into BRCA-associated cancers, and to improve the lives of low-income youth in New York City by ensuring access to higher education and quality healthcare. Since 2012, Mindy and Jon Gray have donated $160M towards research, treatment, and awareness of BRCA-related cancers.
The mission of this new grant cycle is to fund research projects that bring together the best minds in cancer research to study BRCA-associated precancer and early cancerous lesions in order to develop new prevention, early detection, and interception approaches.
The funding will be for a period of 3 years with a budget of up to $1 million/year. The Foundation plans to award multiple grants and is willing to consider multiple applications from the same institution. The Gray Foundation is committed to health equity and values diversity and inclusion in its funded research programs.
ELIGIBILITY AND REVIEW CRITERIA
- Investigators must hold a medical or other doctoral degree and have a faculty appointment at an academic, medical, or research institution equivalent to an Assistant Professor, or higher.
- Applicants must be academic, medical, or research institutions anywhere in the world.
- For-profit enterprises are not eligible to apply, but may be listed as Collaborators. However, no grant funds may be directed to collaborators working within a for-profit entity.
- Questions about eligibility should be sent to the Gray Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI).