Research Management Group (RMG)

Stanford Child Health Research Institute
CHRI Transdisciplinary Initiatives Program (TIP)
Requests for Letters of Intent

**Internal funding opportunity for Stanford faculty in various schools with University Tenure Line (UTL), Research (NTL-R) and Medical Center Line (MCL) positions. (see eligibility). Requests for multi-PI innovative transdisciplinary proposals in child health.**

The internal selection process for 2015 has been completed. This webpage is for your reference only.

See the Letter of intent instructions below >>   to download the fillable PDF form of the Letter of Intent template/cover page.

Letter of intent deadline (required): April 17, 2015, 5 p.m. (see the letter of intent application guidelines below)
Applicants notified to proceed with full proposals: the week of May 4, 2015
Full proposal (by invitation): eight weeks after you are notified to proceed with your full proposal
Notification of selected proposals: Aug. 3, 2015
Funding to begin on or after :  Sept. 1, 2015

Amount of funding: up to $100,000 per year for 2 years
Support could be for personnel (undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral students, research assistants, or associates, or faculty), supplies, small equipment, travel, or seminar and symposia needs which are an integral part of the proposal.


The Stanford Child Health Research Institute has, as one of its major goals, the creation and fostering of innovative, transdisciplinary child and maternal health research and training initiatives between and among the scientific communities at Stanford in the pre-­-clinical, clinical, and basic sciences in the School of Medicine, engineering and areas related to bioengineering, computer science and technology, the basic and social sciences in H&S, Business, Education, Law, and Earth Sciences.  For brevity, child refers to the expectant mother, embryo, fetus, infant, child, and adolescent.

We are seeking proposals for transdisciplinary initiatives in new innovative child and maternal health research programs that could best (or only) be performed by faculty from different disciplines, interdisciplinary curricular innovations, seminars and symposia. We encourage faculty from different schools to work together on these initiatives, and strongly promote collaborations between basic and physician scientists.  

Funding for these grants has been made possible by generous support from the Stanford School of Medicine, the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, and gifts raised by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

Review Criteria
The initiatives will be evaluated as to their quality, novel approaches, potential for stimulating new discoveries, likelihood of being successful, and whether they address the scientific and programmatic goals of CHRI in its broadest sense.

Letter of Intent Application Guidelines

By April 17, 2015, 5 p.m., please send one PDF file containing the completed LOI cover template and the Project description to:

Bonnie Whalen, Administrative Director
Stanford Child Health Research Institute

File name: Last name_CHRI_TIP.pdf

Letter of intent:
Page 1: Completed title page using this template: (download fillable PDF file >> pdf)
Pages 2-3: Project description (Arial font 10)
The project goals, the potential impact on child and/or maternal health, the individuals and disciplines involved

Selection Process
The Stanford Child Health Research Institute Executive Committee will review these LOI. Those groups whose proposals are deemed appropriate will be contacted and asked to develop further their requests.

The Stanford Child Health Research Institute Executive Committee is looking forward to these and future initiatives that stimulate our child and maternal health faculty to augment their academic activities and advance the state of child and maternal health in its broadest terms, by creating novel synergies and leveraging the unique intellectual strengths of Stanford University.


Questions? Contact Person
Bonnie Whalen
Administrative Director
Stanford Child Health Research Institute




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