Faculty Scholar Program

LETTER OF INTENT DEADLINE: Monday, March 2, 2020 - 5:00 p.m. 

FULL PROPOSAL (by invitation) DEADLINE: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 5:00 pm

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) Faculty Scholar program support mid- to late- Assistant, or early Associate Professors* appointed as Non-Tenure Line, Research (NTLR), University Tenure Line (UTL) or Medical Center Line (MCL)** Faculty as follows: 

  • $100,000 per year for up to 5 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

*Early Associate Professor is defined as “within the first three years or the first term"

**MCL applicants should only apply for either the Harman or Faculty Scholar RFA, not both. If applicant applies for both mechanisms, their application may not be accepted.

Letter of Intent: Submit your letter of intent (LOI) with biosketch and other support page at the link below, per the application instructions. You do not need to submit your LOI via your RPM.

Forms for Applicants


Letter of Intent deadline (required): Monday, March 2, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.

Applicants notified to proceed with full proposals: Late March 2020

Full proposal deadline (by invitation): Monday, May 18, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.

Notification of selected proposals: July 2020

Funding Amount

$100,000 per year for up to 5 years


To be eligible for the award, the applicant must meet these criteria:

  • Hold a NTLR, UTL or MCL faculty appointment within the University
  • Be a member of MCHRI. Visit here to apply for MCHRI Membership.
  • Have a track record of focusing the majority of their research on maternal or child health.
  • Has not previously held a MCHRI Harman or Faculty Scholar award.
  • Eligible faculty cannot hold more than one Faculty scholarship (including MCHRI Harman & Faculty Scholar Awards) at any given time per University guidelines

Funding Rates

YEAR # of Applications # of Awards Fudning Rate Total Awarded
FY20 11 4 36% $1,800,000
FY19 14 5 36% $2,500,000
FY18 24 5 21% $2,500,000
FY17 22 2 9% $800,000
FY16 17
24% $2,000,000
 FY15 - - - -
FY14 11 6 55% $3,000,000
FY13 7
29% $1,000,000
FY12 11
27% $1,300,000

Faculty Scholar Program Co-Chairs

Deborah E. Addicott - John A. Kriewall and Elizabeth A. Haehl Family Professor in Pediatrics
The Harold K. Faber Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Associate Dean, Maternal and Child Health and Professor, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology


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