Global Child Health Equity Seed Grant Program

**NEW Internal Stanford funding opportunity in Maternal Child Health **

Proposal Guidelines



The Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI), the Global Child Health program, and the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health -- are 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.[1]

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.[2]

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: DEADLINE EXTENDED - NOW 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).

[1] “Children” or “Child” refers to pregnant women, oocyte, zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, child, and/or adolescent.

[2] As defined by the World Bank.