Bridge Support Program

DEADLINE:     Monday, May 18, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) Bridge Support aims to provide maternal and child health researchers up to 1 year of funding to aid in the continuation of research projects (NIH R01 or NSF, DOD or other equivalent awards) so that progress may be made to obtain renewed or replacement funding. This funding mechanism is intended to bridge to R01 equivalent grants, or larger NIH grants, i.e. long term funding mechanism (not R21 to R21).

All projects must be significantly related to the health of expectant mothers and children. The applicant must be a pediatrician, obstetrician, a child health subspecialist, or scientist who has a focus on, or plans to focus on, child health research.

Forms for Applicants


Awards will be announced four to five weeks after the deadline. Earliest award start date is the first day of the following month from the issuance of the NOA. The performance period is for no longer than 12 months.

Funding Amount

Total award is up to $100,000 ($50,000 from the MCHRI and $50,000 cost shared from the applicant’s department) for one year. One proposal per applicant is accepted each cycle.


  • Applicant must hold an appointment at Assistant Professor or above in the following lines within SoM or Stanford University: CE/MCL/NTLR/NTLT/UTL.
  • Visiting Scholars are NOT eligible

Reviewer Form

Funding Rates

YEAR # of Applications # of Awards
Funding Rate
Total Awarded
FY 19 3 2 67 $100,000
FY 18 4 3 75% $150,000
FY 17 1 0 0% $0
FY 16 1 1 100% $35,000
FY 15 2 1 50% $35,000
FY 14 2 1 50% $35,000
FY 13 - - - -
FY 12 2 0 0% $0
FY 11 1 1 100% $35,000


View listing of past awardees


Please contact MCHRI Administration or 650-724-0279 with any questions.