Research Management Group (RMG)

Center for Innovation in Global Health
Pilot Project Awards

**Internal funding opportunity for Stanford faculty with PI eligibility**

“Stay tuned for details about the next call for proposals in 2015!”

Full proposal deadline: 2015 TBA  (see internal submission guidelines below)
Award recipients will be notified by

Proposals for one-year pilot project awards will be accepted from all Stanford PI-eligible faculty members, who are encouraged to work with fellows, post-docs, students and staff.

Amount of funding: $10,000-$50,000 for 1 year


In order to foster a collaborative community of researchers, educators and students, the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University is launching a funding program to support projects applying innovative approaches to global health problems in resource-poor settings. These awards are supported by a multidisciplinary group of donors, including: the NIH, the Stanford University Office of the President, the Dean of the School of Medicine, the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
The Center for Innovation in Global Health Pilot Projects Award Program has been established to provide seed funding of between $10,000 and $50,000 for multidisciplinary teams, representing various departments or disciplines, to initiate novel research projects and/or to use innovative approaches to design or implement products, services, policies, or programs that address issues of global health. In addition to supporting the development of solutions to global health challenges, the goals of this program are to foster new relationships and to create new areas of self-sustaining research.

Priority Areas:

Preference will be given to projects that have one or more of the following characteristics:


Proposals for one-year awards will be accepted from all Stanford PI-eligible faculty members, who are encouraged to work with fellows, post-docs, students and staff. Award amounts will be based on analysis of a detailed budget request.
In selecting proposals, the committee will give favorable consideration to those that are:

Award recipients will be asked to prepare brief written quarterly progress and budget reports and may be invited to present their research findings at a Center for Innovation in Global Health symposium. Involved faculty members are highly encouraged to pursue formal affiliation with the Center for Innovation in Global Health.

Funds may be used for salary support of faculty, graduate students and other research staff, but may not be used for general staff or administrative support or for tuition. Operating supplies, minor equipment items, prototyping expenses, imaging time and travel directly associated with the research activity are examples of eligible budget items.

The proposal should follow the guidelines below and be submitted by email to Nancy Federspiel ( Proposals are due on March 1, 2013 and those deemed appropriate by a team of reviewers and ad hoc experts will be informed by April 1, 2013.
Format: All documents should be in pdf format, single-spaced, in Arial 11-point font, with one-inch margins.


By TBA in 2015, please submit the following via email to:
Nancy Federspiel (

A. Cover Page that includes:
1. Project title
2. One paragraph project summary
3. Names of all investigator(s) with rank, departmental affiliation(s), and contact information

B. Proposal including the following (#1-5 should be 3 pages or less):

1. Introduction including how your project crosses disciplines
2. Specific aims
3. Preliminary data (if available)
4. Proposal design and methods
5. Description of transformative impact
6. Literature cited
7. Budget

a. Roles should be identified in the budget with clear and substantive justification;
b. State the rationale for the request for funding for each member’s contribution
c. Do not include indirect cost (IDC) charges
d. Initial ideas for funding after award expires

8. NIH bio-sketches or a recent CV and list of other research projects to which effort is applied for all named faculty member


Questions? Contact Person:

Nancy A. Federspiel, PhD
Center for Innovation in Global Health
Stanford University School of Medicine
1215 Welch Road Modular B Room 31
Stanford, CA 94305-5409
Office: 650-725-7512
Cell: 650-353-8953



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