Global Child Health Equity Seed Grant

DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI), the Global Child Health Program, and the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health -- is 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. GCHE Seed Grant applications are expected to focus primarily on the health of pregnant women and children in low- to lower-middle-income countries.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact S. Jill Mueller.


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.


Up to $25,000 for 18 months (up to 2 awards)


Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Notification of Seletions: Friday, November 20, 2018

Performance period: March 1, 2019 – August 30, 2020

*Institutional representative: not applicable. You do not have to prepare a PDRF form or work with your institutional representative (RPM or OSR).


View listing of past awardees


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