CHRI Harman Faculty Scholar

Internal funding opportunity for Stanford mid-career (associate professors) with MCL faculty appointments in clinical departments who have their primary site of clinical/academic activity at the LPCH.

Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI)

CHRI Harman Faculty Scholar Award

Summary: Internal funding opportunity for mid-career Stanford faculty (associate professor) with MCL appointments in clinical departments who have their primary site of clinical/academic activity at the LPCH. The CHRI mission is to Mobilize Stanford discoveries and expertise to launch healthier lives

Guidelines and Policy:




Internal deadline: June 1, 2017, 5 p.m. (see the internal application guidelines below)

Award start date:   Sept. 1, 2017

Amount of funding:  $100,000 per year for up to 3 years


Applicants must hold an M.D. or its equivalent degree and:

  • *have a mid-career (associate professor) MCL faculty appointment in a clinical department
  • *have their primary site of clinical/academic activity at the LPCH
  • *carry out work in support of the strategic priorities of the LPCH and the Stanford School of Medicine (SoM) as they relate to innovation in maternal and child health and training of maternal and child health researchers


The CHRI Harman Faculty Scholar Program will provide funds first for the scholar's remuneration and benefits and second to support research and other costs of the faculty member related expenses, or costs of research such that there shall be demonstrable, significant and meritorious scholarship/research activities related to innovation in child health. These resources will allow the awardee to be freed up from their usual clinical and/or administration activities so that they may pursue their academic pursuits

Type of research

Research must be primarily related to maternal and child health. Maternal and child refers to the expectant mother, oocyte, zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, child and adolescent. All areas of research are eligible: basic, translational, clinical research, epidemiology/statistics, informatics, health services, or health policy.  


The potential CHRI Harman Faculty scholars will be nominated by the Clinical Department Chair wherein they hold their primary SSoM academic appointment.  (See internal application guidelines below.)


By June 1, 2017, 5 p.m., please submit one PDF file containing the following (in the order listed below) via email attachment to:

Carol Schulze

CHRI Senior Financial Manager


File name: Last name_CHRI_Harman_Faculty_Scholar.pdf  

Institutional representative: you do not have to submit your application to your RPM in RMG for his or her approval. You can submit your application directly to Carol Schulze.

1) Cover page

Title of this RFA:   2017 CHRI Harman Faculty Scholar Award

Title of your project

PI: Name, title, department, address, phone and email address

2) Letter of Nomination

Printed on your department's letterhead and signed by your Clinical Department Chair (This should be from the department where you have your primary appointment).  The Chair’s nominating letter will outline the nominee's

  • *current time commitment to clinical, education, research and administration
  • *time commitment to clinical, education, research and administration should he/she be successful in his/her application to become a CHRI Harman Faculty Scholar.

3) Personal Statement (one page):

Using Arial 11 font or larger.   Describe how the award will both enhance their career development and the Strategic Plan and Strategic Goals of the LPCH and the SoM as it relates to innovation in maternal and child health.  

4) Research Proposal

(maximum of 4 pages of text, not including references, and no more than 5 additional pages of attachments or appendices.  Use Arial 11 font or larger and place the applicant's name on every page along with the page number. )

The proposal should contain a concise description of the project aims, hypothesis, background, preliminary studies (if available), overall design and methods and potential pitfalls and a 3-year budget.  For human-based studies there should also be a brief description of sample size and plan for statistical analyses of the results.

5)   A Statement that:

  • in abstract, presentations, publications, grants, press releases and inventions arising from this support they will indicate, when possible, that they were a Stanford Child Health Research Institute Harman Faculty Scholar
  • they will use the award title as a part of their formal signature block, e.g.: 


Harman Endowed Faculty Scholar

Stanford Child Health Research Institute

they will comply with all reporting requirements both during and following the completion of this award   

6) NIH Biosketch and Other Support Page

NIH biosketch (NIH webpage >>)

7) Updated CV

Selection process

After adjudication, the Director will recommend the selected applicant to the CHRI Governing Board for their approval.   The Governing Board will be provided with the rationale for the appointment and the relationship of the appointment to the Strategic Plan of the LPCH and SSoM.  Priority will be given to nominees in their mid-career as MCL faculty.


Funding Rates

Year # of Applications # of Awards Funding Rate Total Awarded
FY12 5 2 40% $600,000
FY13 4 2 50% $600,000
FY14 4 1 25% $300,000
FY16 4 2 50% $600,000