Global Child Health Equity Seed Grant

NEW Internal Stanford funding opportunity in Maternal Child Health


The Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI), the Global Child Health program, and the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health -- is pleased to announce the Global Child Health Equity (GCHE) Seed Grant program. The program aims to support two global health seed grants of up to $25,000 each for projects seeking solutions to improve the health of pregnant women and children in low-resource settings.

The mission of the CHRI is to mobilize Stanford discoveries and expertise to launch healthier lives. Our strategic goals are to:

•  Trigger innovative research to make transformational discoveries.

•  Marshall all disciplines at Stanford to solve the health problems of pregnant women and children.

•  Enable the translation of our discoveries into action.

•  Expand the number of future academic leaders who will improve the health of pregnant women and children.

•  Play a leadership role locally, nationally and globally to promote the health and well-being of pregnant women and children.

GCHE Seed Grant applications are expected to focus primarily on the health of pregnant women and children in low- to lower-middle-income countries.

We are particularly interested in forging partnerships that can position the partners to apply to new funding to build on their seed grant-funded research. The principal investigator must be affiliated with Stanford University as their primary institution.


All applicants must have a focus on maternal child health research or plan to expand their interest in maternal child health research.  All areas of research related to child health are eligible: basic, translational, clinical research, epidemiology/statistics, informatics, health services, and health policy.

We welcome applications from all faculty (UTL, MCL, NTLT, NTLR, CE, instructors), 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.


Total award is $25,000 per seed grant.  Up to two seed grants will be awarded in 2018.


Proposal deadline: **The deadline has been extended to December 15, 2017, 5:00 PM PST**

Notification: Award recipients will be notified by early February 2018. Awards will be publicly announced at the Stanford Global Health Convening in early February 2018.

Award start date: June 1, 2018 (can be earlier by arrangement)

Performance period: 18 months from award start date.

*Institutional representative: not applicable. You do not have to prepare a PDRF form or work with your institutional representative (RPM or OSR).