Seed Grants

SNP Center Seed Grants 2020


Deadline for Submissions: July 15, 2020
Notification of Selections: Sept 15, 2020
Funding Period: Nov 1, 2020 – Oct 30, 2021

To Apply, read through the following criteria and click the link at the bottom of this page.

1. All faculty, postdoctoral scholars/fellows, clinical trainees and research scientists/scholars (senior or regular). Clinical trainees, postdoctoral scholars/fellows, and regular (not senior) research scientists/scholars must identify a faculty mentor. Any institution.

2. Applications must have a focus on allergy, food allergy or asthma research.  (Eligible: all areas of research related to allergic disease: basic, translational, clinical research, epidemiology/statistics, informatics, health services, and health policy).

The Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research Seed Grant program encourages the development of innovative solutions to the global health challenge of food allergy and asthma. It supports scientific and clinical research as well as innovations in health care implementation or delivery. The program seeks to build Stanford’s vibrant global health community and its outreach to international partners.

Amount of funding: $35,000 for 12 months. 
Funders include the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University.

Priority Areas
Priorities reflect the Center’s major initiatives and the priorities of those providing.

Selection Criteria
The Stanford Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research will review proposals based on:

  • Scientific merit of the proposal, with quality, innovation and creativity balanced by the project's likelihood of success.
  • Proposed projects should make a persuasive case that results would catalyze further funding from external  sources.
  • Proposals that involve disciplines outside traditional biomedical fields are encouraged.

Budget Guidelines
Award amounts are based on analysis of a detailed budget request.

  • Operating supplies, minor equipment items, prototyping expenses, imaging time, are examples of eligible budget items.
  • Funds may be used for salary support of faculty, graduate students and other research staff.
  • The grants will not support general staff, administrative support or tuition or attendance at meetings.
  • No indirect charges need be included in your budget.

Submission Guidelines
All documents should be in pdf format, single-spaced, in Arial 11-point font, with one-inch margins. Submissions must not exceed 3 pages, exclusive of cover page, citations, budget, biographical information and letters of support. Submissions exceeding 3 pages will not be reviewed.

Each proposal must include:
1. Cover Page
    a. Project title
    b. One-paragraph project summary
    c. For each team member: name, professional title, department and school affiliation(s), and email

2. Proposal
    a. Introduction
    b. Specific aims
    c. Preliminary data (if available)
    d. Proposed project design and methods
    e. Collaboration plan (if applicable)
    f. Description of potential for impact and follow-on funding

3. Supporting material
    a. Literature cited
    b. Budget
    c. Biographical Sketch (NIH format)
    d. Letters of collaboration

Page Limits:
Cover page: 1 page
Budget worksheet: 1 page
Research Plan: 3 pages
Appendix (Literature cited): 2 pages
Biographical Sketch (NIH format): 3 pages
Letters of collaboration: 5 pages

Proposals are due via ONLINE APPLICATION by Thursday, July 15th.

Questions? Contact: Rosemarie Dekruyff  (

Seed Grant Recipients


Dr. Giulio De Leo
Dr. Stephanie Eisenbarth
Dr. Michele Barry


Dr. Hans Oettgen
Dr. Gary Darmstadt
Dr. Niaz Banaei


Dr. Stephen Luby
Dr. Justin Sonnenberg and Dr. Christopher Gardner


Dr. Jayakar Nayak
Dr. Julie Parsonnet


Dr. Ruchi Gupta
Dr. Mubeccal Akdis