Uytengsu-Hamilton 22q11 Neuropsychiatry Research Program

LETTER OF INTENT DEADLINE: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 5:00 p.m.

FULL PROPOSAL (by invitation) DEADLINE: September 23, 2019 - 5:00 p.m.

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) Uytengsu-Hamilton 22q11 Neuropsychiatry Research Awards Program aims to promote research to improve the neurocognitive outcomes and behavioral symptoms of 22q11 Deletion Syndrome with immediate (within 5 years) and long term impact. This program will support a wide range of scientific approaches from basic stem cell biology, clinical translational research to integrated medicine and data science, for up to 2 years of funding that could best (or only) be performed by faculty from different disciplines. We strongly encourage faculty from different schools to work together on these initiatives, and strongly promote collaborations between basic and physician scientists.

A multi-PI approach is strongly encouraged for this initiative where at least two of these lead investigators are from different disciplines and schools, however, single-PI applications will be considered if the scientific rationale is compelling. This program will fund innovative projects in the following categories:

Category I: Novel Therapeutics and Transdisciplinary Innovation ($150K/year)
Category II: Integrative Medicine and Data Science ($100K/year)

LETTER OF INTENT DEADLINE: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 5:00 p.m.

*Submit your letter of intent (LOI) to with the program name in the email subject line. You do not need to submit your LOI via your RPM.

Forms for Applicants


Total award is up to $150,000 / year for up to two years. Support could be for personnel (undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral students, research assistants, or associates, or faculty) and additional research related expenses.


Applicants will be notified to proceed with full proposals by September 1, 2019 and selected applicants will be invited to give a 10-minute lay audience presentation at the 22q11 Neuroscience Program kick off meeting on October 4, 2019, the day after 3rd Annual 22q11 Deletion Syndrome Symposium on October 3, 2019.

Applicants selected to submit a full proposal will be required to present a 10-minute pitch on October 4, 2019.

FULL PROPOSAL (by invitation) DEADLINE: September 23, 2019 - 5:00 p.m.

General Eligibility

  • All Stanford faculty holding Clinician Educator (CE), University Tenure Line (UTL), Research (NTL-Research), or Medical Center line (MCL) positions.
  • Recommended, but not required: Utilize a multi-PI approach where at least two of the principal investigators are from two different disciplines and hold primary appointments in two different schools of the university (Graduate School of Business, Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Sciences, Law and Medicine).
  • Visiting scholars are not eligible to serve as PI or Co-PI. They may serve as collaborators or sub-investigators


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