Harman Scholar Program

LETTER OF INTENT DEADLINE: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 5:00 p.m.

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) Harman Scholar progam support mid-career Stanford faculty (associate professor) with Medical Center Line (MCL) appointments in clinical departments as follows

  • $100,000 per year for up to 3 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

Forms for Applicants


Letter of Intent deadline (required): March 11, 2019 - 5:00 p.m.

Applicants notified to proceed with full proposals: April 1, 2019

Full proposal deadline (by invitation): June 1, 2019 - 5:00 p.m.

Notification of selected proposals: July 2019

Funding Amount

$100,000 per year for up to 3 years


To be eligible for the award, the applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Hold a doctoral degree: MD or their equivalents
  • Be a member of the MCHRI. Visit here to apply for MCHRI Membership.
  • Have a track record of focusing the majority of their research on maternal or child health;
  • An individual with an acting associate professor position in a clinical department may be eligible as long as his/her formal associate professor MCL faculty appointment is approved by the Provost Office by Sept. 1, 2018, the start date of the award.

Funding Rates

Year # of Applications # of Awards Funding Rate Total Awarded
FY18 6 1 17% $300,000
FY17 4 1 25% $300,000
FY16 4 2 50% $600,000
FY15 - - - -
FY14 4 1 25% $300,000
FY13 4 2 50% $600,000
FY12 5 2 40% $600,000

Harman 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.