Global Health Seed Grant Awards

MCHRI Funded Partner

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) sponsors the Global Child Health Equity (GCHE) Seed Grants with the Global Child Health program and the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health. The seed grants aim 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.

2020 Awards

Clea Sarnquist, DrPH, MPHM
Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer, Pediatrics

Project Title: Elucidating the effects of physical and sexual violence on HIV viral load suppression and ART adherence among adolescent girls in Kenya: Prevalence, associations, and targets for future intervention

David Relman, MD
Professor, Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology


Project Title: Perinatal Transmission Dynamics of Antimicrobial Resistance in Bangladesh: A comparison of hospital and home-based birth 

Past Awards

"The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) teams in both Kisumu and Nairobi are incredibly excited about our work; it fits very well into the Kenyan national plan for reducing the burden of HIV and violence, especially among adolescent girls. With support from MCHRI through the Stanford Global Health Seed Grant Program, we are thrilled to be able to partner with them on this."  

Clea Sarnquist, DrPH, MPHM
Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer, Pediatrics