Harman Scholar Program

LETTER OF INTENT DEADLINE: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) Harman Scholar progam support mid-career Stanford faculty (associate professor) with Medical Center Line (MCL) appointments in clinical departments as follows

  • $100,000 per year for up to 3 years
  • Use the resources first for their remuneration and benefits and second to support research costs such that there shall be demonstrable, significant and meritorious scholarship/research activities related to innovation in maternal or child health

Forms for Applicants


Letter of Intent deadline (required): March 11, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Applicants notified to proceed with full proposals: April 1, 2019

Full proposal deadline (by invitation): June 1, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Notification of selected proposals: July 2019

Funding Amount

$100,000 per year for up to 3 years


To be eligible for the award, the applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Hold a doctoral degree: MD or their equivalents
  • Be a member of the MCHRI. Visit here to apply for MCHRI Membership.
  • Have a track record of focusing the majority of their research on maternal or child health;
  • An individual with an acting associate professor position in a clinical department may be eligible as long as his/her formal associate professor MCL faculty appointment is approved by the Provost Office by Sept. 1, 2018, the start date of the award.

Funding Rates

Year # of Applications # of Awards Funding Rate Total Awarded
FY18 6 1 17% $300,000
FY17 4 1 25% $300,000
FY16 4 2 50% $600,000
FY15 - - - -
FY14 4 1 25% $300,000
FY13 4 2 50% $600,000
FY12 5 2 40% $600,000

Harman Scholar Program Co-Chairs

Please contact MCHRI Administration or 650-724-6891 with any questions.