Grant Writing Club & Scholarship Academy

Grant Writing Club include interactive sessions build on each other that mirror the internal grant application and funding timeline of Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI). It is open to all fellows in the Department of Pediatrics and designed for first-year fellows who will be submitting a grant in February of their first year.

  • Pediatrics trainees, faculty, and education staff are welcome to attend any sessions
  • Sessions are recorded and Zoom video conference is available
  • Attendance is recorded in Medhub


Learn fundamentals of grant writing, including all components of submission and resubmission. Fellows are guided step-by-step as their drafts develop and refine through peer feedback.

Scholarship Academy is an important precursor for participants. This curriculum is a fellow-centric, week-long immersive experience held in late October each year. Scholarship Academy sets a foundation for fellow scholarship throughout their three years of training.

Topics addressed during Scholarship Academy include:

  • Developing Research Questions & Hypotheses
  • Conducting Literature Reviews
  • Citation Management Software
  • Finding and Working with Mentors
  • Research Design & Writing Analytic Plans
  • Statistics 101
  • IRB & Animal Protocols
  • Subject Recruitment & Consent
  • Power Analyses
  • Qualitative Research
  • Creating Surveys
  • General Grant Writing Principles
  • MCHRI Grant Overview
  • Writing Papers for Publication
     

When Grant Writing Club winds down in March, first-year fellows may wish to join the Research & Scholarship Club meetings to focus on specific skills as they begin their projects.

Professor (Research) of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)

NICU Nurses Professor and Professor (Research), by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology) and of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine)

CHRI Grant Writing Materials

CHRI Funding Opportunities for Fellows

CHRI Funding Opportunities for Postdocs