Research Management Group (RMG)

Funding Information Resources

This website is a resource for the Stanford University research community. Stanford faculty and staff: please send an email to Jeanne Heschele at to be added to a funding opportunity email distribution list.

Index of resources


PI Eligibility and pi waivers


Institutional representatives (RMG & OSR) contact information

Institutional Representatives:
School of Medicine PIs:

Research Process Manager (RPM) department assignments >>

For PIs in Other Schools:

Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) Contract and Grant Officer (CGO) department assignments;
Download the Pre-award assignment list from this DoResearch Office webpage >>

RMG & OSR Internal proposal deadline policy


Internal Proposal Deadline Policy for Grants, Contracts, Subcontracts and Fellowships

PIs in the School of Medicine:

RMG internal proposal deadline policy, FAQs and best practices** webpage
SoM PIs: you are encouraged to contact your Research Process Manager (RPM) in RMG at leasst 3-4 weeks prior to submitting a full proposal so he/she can begin to build your budget and help with other aspects of your applications.

PIs in Other Schools:
Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal deadline policy, FAQs: DoResearch webpage

Stanford administrative resources & Grant writing resources

Stanford administrative resources

Grant writing resources 
Biosciences Grant Writing Academy- for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Lane Library
DoResearch Website Grant Writing Resources



Dod bioscience, biomedical and miscellaneous broad agency announcements (BAA) "search grants" webpage >>


Department of Defense
DARPA - Biological Technologies Office
DARPA Biological Technologies Office Open BAA
Amount of funding: not specified
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
There are numerous topics of interest. Here are a few examples:
Discovering and leveraging novel findings from neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, and related disciplines to advance treatment and resilience in neurological health and optimize human performance
Developing new technologies to treat, prevent, and predict the emergence and spread of infectious diseases that have the potential to cause significant health, economic, and social burden.
Developing new tools and capabilities for forward engineering of biological systems, such as cells, tissues, organs, organisms, and complex communities, to both develop new products and functional systems, as well as to gain new insights into underlying mechanisms.
Developing new platform technologies that integrate, automate, and miniaturize the collection, processing, and analysis of biological samples.
Developing technologies that leverage ecological diversity and/or help support human operations in extreme environments (ocean, desert, space, etc.).
Developing and validating new theories and computational models that identify factors and principles underlying collective and interactive behaviors of biological organisms at all scales from individual cells to global ecosystems.
Step #1: Proposers are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract in advance of a proposal to minimize effort and reduce the potential expense of preparing an out of scope proposal.
Proposal abstracts and full proposals accepted on a rolling basis until April 26, 2018 webpage:
Click on the “related documents” tab just under the title to find the files associated with this RFP
Institutional representatives:
you do not have to submit your abstracts through your RPM in RMG or your CGO in OSR. However, you must submit your full proposals through RMG & OSR.



DoD Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Research Interests of the Air Force of Scientific Research

Topics of interest
Complete descriptions of these topics and subtopic areas can be found in the program guidelines (see the table of contents):
Engineering and complex systems
Information and networks
Physical sciences
Chemistry and Biological sciences
Innovative research concepts
Amount of funding: $200K-$400K/yr for up to 5 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
Deadline: this remains open until superseded
Note: Applicants are encouraged to contact the Program Officer for the subject area to discuss the proposed research effort, particularly the current state of related research, the potential of the effort to advance the state of the art, and anticipated budget. The Program Officer may ask for additional information at that time. (See page 69 of the guidelines)
Guidelines: To find this RFP, go to the grantsgov search webpage >>, enter under keyword, "Research Interests of the Air Force of Scientific Research”, select the 2016 RFP, then click on “Related Documents”, then download the PDF file of the full announcement.

DoD Army Research Office Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research

Topics of interest
Complete descriptions of these topics and subtopic areas can be found in the program guidelines (see the table of contents):
US institutions:
Physical Sciences
Engineering Sciences
Information Sciences
& International Research interests
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
Step #1-White paper submission strongly encouraged. Prospective proposers are requested to submit whitepapers prior to the submission of a complete, more detailed proposal. Based on assessment of the whitepapers, feedback will be provided to the proposers to encourage or discourage them from submitting proposals.
Deadline: this remains open until superseded
Guidelines: To find this RFP, go to the grantsgov search webpage >>, enter under Opportunity Number, W911NF-17-S-0002, then select the 2017 RFP, then click on “Related Documents”, then download the PDF file of the full announcement.



Cirm: California institute for regenerative medicine


CIRM Home page  more>>
Search CIRM-funded projects >>
CIRM Funding opportunity overview webpage:


CIRM Partnering Opportunity for Translational Research Projects
The objective of this initiative is to create a highly competitive opportunity for promising stem cell-based projects that accelerate completion of translational stage activities necessary for advancement to clinical study or broad end use for any one of the following product types:
TRAN 1: Stem cell-based therapeutic candidate
TRAN 2: Diagnostic (including medical imaging agents) based on stem cells, or critical for stem cell based therapy development or use
TRAN 3: Medical device (non-diagnostic) for a stem cell-based therapy or critical for stem cell based therapy development or use
TRAN 4: Novel tool that addresses a critical bottleneck to the discovery or development of stem cell-based therapy
Project outcomes, allowable activities, and what qualifies for each of the above product types are described in the corresponding Appendices: A, B, C, and D. The overall application and review process and general requirements for all product types are described in main document.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility who must commit at least 30 percent effort to working on the project (note: “project” includes both the CIRM-funded and applicant co-funded components). Any effort for which salary from CIRM is claimed must be
expended in California.
The project team must include a Project Manager who has experience in managing relevant translational programs and who is able to devote at least 35 percent effort to the project.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact CIRM before applying to discuss their project's eligibility and proposed activities.
Amount of funding:
Cell Therapy/Biologic- up to a maximum $4 million direct costs over 30 months
Small molecule therapy- up to a maximum $2 million direct costs over 30 months
Diagnostic- up to a maximum $1.2 million direct costs over 24 months
Medical device- up to a maximum $2 million direct costs over 24 months
Tool-up to a maximum $1 million direct costs over 24 months
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) deadline: June 29, 2018
Full proposal deadline:   July 6, 2018, 2 p.m. PST
Grants working group review: approximately 60 days post submission
ICOC review and approval: approximately 90 days post submission
Award start: must start within 90 days of award approval
Overview webpage:
Download a PDF file of the guidelines:


Partnering Opportunity for Discovery Stage Research Projects
The objective of the Discovery Program is to support exploratory research leading to the discovery of novel stem cell technologies to improve patient care.

DISC 1: The Inception Awards
Per the the Discovery webpage >> , CIRM is not anticipating any Inception Awards for the 2018 calendar year.

DISC 2: The Quest Awards**
Amount of funding:
up to $700,000 direct costs per award to achieve a candidate that is a diagnostic, a medical device or a tool:
up to $1.4M per award to achieve a candidate that is a therapeutic
To incentivize rapid progress to translation, Quest award recipients who successfully complete a “Progression Event” within one year of the Quest Award end date will receive a “Progression Award” of $150,000 direct project costs. See the guidelines for details.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility; the PI must commit at least 20% percent effort to working on the project
The Quest Awards Program promotes the discovery of promising new stem cell-based technologies that could be translated to enable broad use and ultimately, improve patient care. Projects funded through the Quest Awards should propose technology that is uniquely enabled by human stem/progenitor cells or directly reprogrammed cells, or uniquely enabling for the advancement of stem cell-based therapies.
Full proposal deadline: TBD
Discovery program overview webpage:



Clinical Trial Stage Projects
Under this initiative, CIRM will provide funding for eligible projects that are completing late stage preclinical development through any stage of clinical activity
CLN 1: Partnering Opportunity for Late Stage Preclinical Projects 
Amount of funding: up to $6M award cap (for non-profits)
CLN 2: Partnering Opportunity for Clinical Stage Projects
Amount of funding:
Phase 1, Phase 1/2, Feasibility Award Cap: $12M (for non-profit)
Phase 2 Award Cap: $15M (for non-profit)
Phase 3 award Cap: $10M (for non-profit)
CLN 3: Partnering Opportunity for Supplemental Accelerating Activities
Amount of funding: capped at a maximum of $10M total per award.
Eligibility: Stanford faculty with PI eligibility
Note: Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact CIRM before applying to discuss their project's eligibility and proposed activities. 
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) “complete by date”: 5 working days prior to the sponsor’s deadline
Deadline: Applications are due on the last business day of each month
Overview webpage-download the PDF files of the RFPs:



Education: Conference Grants

EDUC 1: Funding Opportunity for Conference Grants
Amount of funding: see the RFP for descriptions for Mech 1 and Mech 2
CIRM resources will support conferences addressing critical issues and bottlenecks related to stem cell-based therapy and discovery/stem cell biology.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility or individuals in other positions with an approved Conference/Workshop PI waiver request >>.
Applications must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the first day of the proposed conference.
Applications will be accepted 4 times a year (approximately every 3 months). The next application deadline is:
Deadline:   TBD




Federal agency funding resources


Grants.Gov Funding Opportunity Search more>>

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Funding Opportunities

DARPA Programs

Current Funding Opportunities
Defense Sciences Office (DSO)
Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO)
Microsystems Technology Office (MTO)
Strategic Technology Office (STO)
Tactical Technology Office (TTO)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Funding opportunities

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA):
Current funding opportunities »

[includes National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)]
Open solicitations

Office of Naval Research

Contracts & Grants — Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs)

U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) 
Program Announcement webpage


howard hughes medical institute (HHMI)


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
HHMI Investigator Competition

This was last offered in 2017. The next anticipated competition will be in 2020.
Webpage >>




HHMI International Student Research Fellowships-suspended
Program not offered this fall for 2017:
HHMI sent a letter to the Vice Provost of Graduate Education, Prof. Patricia Gumport, informing her that they have suspended their HHMI International Pre-Doctoral Student Research Fellowship Program and will not offer this program this fall (for 2017). However, this will not affect the 2016 or previous/current recipients of the fellowships.


The deadline has passed for this program- this is for your reference only:

Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute (HHMI)
Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

New HHMI postdoc-to-faculty transition award for scientists with Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or equivalent) degrees who are underrepresented in the life sciences
# of applicants permitted: unlimited numbers of applicants are permitted. An internal selection process is not required.
Eligibility: The program is open to individuals who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences at the career stages targeted by this program, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent) by the start of the grant term (by Nov. 15, 2017)
Applicants can have no more than 12 months of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application due date (as of Feb. 15, 2017) The program is open to applicants of any citizenship or nationality who have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow at a research institution located in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico).
Fellows in both postdoctoral training and faculty phases are required to devote at least 75% of their total effort to research.
To transition to the faculty phase of the program, Fellows must obtain a faculty position in the tenure-track (or equivalent) at a U.S. (including Puerto Rico) research institution with a doctoral-level graduate program in their area of interest.
Fellows will be expected to attend an HHMI science meeting each year and provide an annual progress report.
The Jan. 2018 deadline has passed.
Institutional representative: RPM/RMG


HHMI Programs:
Science Education Grants » for Institutions (note: an internal selection process will be required when these are announced)
Research Grants for Individuals »
Scientific competitons webpage>>



Stanford resources

DoResearch website
(Research policies, procedures, funding) more >>

Foundation Relations and Funding:

Please see specific requests for foundation funding on the calendar webpage
Clearance for Restricted Foundations: see list of foundations which require central university Foundation Relation approval) more >>
School of Medicine Medical Center Development Office
is available to assist School of Medicine faculty with a review and editing of your proposal. This office facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between faculty and private and philanthropic organizations.   Please contact Joy Morimoto at 650-736-9749, >> or Michelle Heeseman at 650-736-8968, >>, for assistance. Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health-for assistance with proposals in children’s health research, please contact Ann Rose at >> 650-497-8444 or Kate Levin at >>, 650-724-2783 in Foundation Relations.

Office of International Affairs (considerations and regulations associated with international research or travel) more >>

School of Medicine Research Administrative resources (RMG webpage) more >>

Stanford Research Development Office (SRDO), School of Medicine
The SRDO is an additional and optional resource for School of Medicine faculty applying for grants. Its priorities for grants include large center or program project grants, grants on topics aligned with the Dean's initiatives, and junior faculty, i.e., assistant professors, applying for their first major research grants, such as NIH R01 and similar grants. SRDO's services will include identification of funding opportunities, editing of proposals, project management and assembly of large proposals, interfacing with sponsors and university central offices, and promoting collaborations. The contacts are Michael K. Helms, PhD, MBA (, 650-723-4526), Director of SRDO, and Sandra Holden, PhD (, 650-724-5345), Grant Development Officer.
Website (SUNET ID required for access):

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD)-School of Medicine

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) is a unique resource for School of Medicine faculty applying for grants. Its priorities include junior faculty, i.e., instructors and assistant professors, applying for their first major research grants, such as the NIH career development K awards, R01 and similar grants. In addition to workshops on grantsmanship and transition to independence, OFDD services include individual mentorship and one-on-one advising designed to edit proposals, define, develop and elucidate scientific questions related to these efforts, establish project management parameters and facilitate and improve manuscript writing. More information on these services can be found on the OFDD website at: or by contacting OFDD directly at:

Shared Facility/Service Center Resource
Bruce Koch, Senior Director, Discovery and Technological Service Centers, Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Research at >>.
School of Medicine Spectrum webpage "Enabling Technologies" (includes links to shared facilities) more >>
School of Medicine Service Centers links more >>
DoResearch Shared Facility webpage more >>

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL, formerly VPOL)
Resources for faculty
Note: VPOL also works with faculty to make proposals to funding agencies more competitive by leveraging Stanford’s leadership in online teaching and learning to better achieve broader impacts objectives. Faculty can utilize our capabilities to create and deliver online materials and courseware to more effectively disseminate knowledge; building greater awareness of research and building communities around research areas and researchers. Resources:
Instructional design
Media production
Stanford online






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