Funding Opportunities

"Funding from MCHRI is invaluable to my training.  I am excited to have support to gain hands-on experience with program evaluation and a better understanding of implementation science, which I will use to  independently evaluate additional existing and novel behavioral interventions aimed at reducing and preventing adolescent health risk behaviors for wide dissemination. The results of my studies will provide pilot data to inform an NIH mentored career grant proposal and other grants."

Karma McKelvey, PhD, MPH
2018 MCHRI-Funded Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine)

MCHRI Faculty Scholars Program

Internal funding opportunity for Stanford assistant professors or early associate professors with University Tenure Line (UTL) and Medical Center Line (MCL) faculty appointments in clinical departments whose research and/or training are related to innovation in maternal or child health. Read more »

Harman Scholars Program

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.  Read more »

Pilot Grants (Pilot Early Career/New Ideas)

Internal funding opportunity for Stanford faculty in the following categories: Category I: Pilot Early Career grants for instructors and assistant professors and Category II: New Ideas grants for mid/senior investigators. Read more »

Clinician Educator Grant Program

The Clinician Educator (CE) Grant Program is designed to encourage, develop, and support CEs to pursue clinical research studies that promote their ability to achieve external funding. Read more »

Clinical Trainee (MD) Support Program

Administered annually, this program supports medical (MD or equivalent) doctoral research fellows.  Sponsored by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health through donor-driven endowments, each award provides a maximum of full salary support. Read more »

Postdoctoral Support Program

Internal funding opportunity for Stanford postdoctoral researchers for projects focused in innovative maternal and child health-focused clinical and translational research. Read more »

Transdisciplinary Initiatives Program

Internal funding opportunity for Stanford faculty in various schools with UTL, Research and MCL faculty appointments (see eligibility). Requests for multi-PI innovative transdisciplinary proposals in child health. Read more »

Bridge Support Program

Internal opportunity for Stanford faculty who hold an appointment at Assistant Professor or above, with up to 1 year of funding to aid in the continuation of research projects so that progress may be made to obtain renewed or replacement funding. Read more »

Instructor K-awards Support

The MCHRI supports early career investigators who pursue an NIH K-award. The Instructor K-awards Support provides supplemental support for instructors on individual K-awards by providing 1:1 matching funds from the instructor’s department and funds innovative maternal and child health-focused clinical and translational research for Instructors. Read more »

Master’s Tuition Program

The Master’s Tuition Program provides tuition support for Master of Science programs in clinical/translational research or related field. Read more »

LPCH Academic Grant Program

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital provides an academic grant annually to the School of Medicine to augment seed grant programs focused specifically on maternal and child health. With oversight of the MCHRI, these grant funds are directed to the Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection (ITI), Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (CVI), Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, and SPARK to promote research related to child and maternal health. Read more »

Global Child Health Equity Seed Grant

The MCHRI partners with the Global Child Health Equity (GCHE) Seed Grant program 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. Read more »

Biodesign Faculty Fellowship Program

The MCHRI partners with the Stanford Biodesign Faculty Fellowship to support motivated Stanford University faculty members from the schools of Medicine and Engineering with advanced training and mentoring in health technology innovations and fund projects that are focused in maternal and child research. Read more »

PCHA-UHA Research and Learning Collaborative

In partnership with Packard Children’s Health Alliance (PCHA)-University HealthCare Alliance (UHA) Research & Learning Collaborative (RLC) and the Stanford Community Medical Groups Research Consortium, the MCHRI invites proposals for research related to maternal and child health focused on improving health outcomes through community-based research.  Read more »

Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine

The MCHRI partners with the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine to provide the maternal and child health community with additional professional development through the Eureka International Certificate Program in Translational Medicine and the Eureka Annual Summer School Course in Translational Medicine. Read more »