Research Management Group (RMG)

Stanford Internal Funding Opportunities:
Pilot Projects, Developmental Projects, Seed Grants,
Fellowships and Training Programs

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This webpage contains internal Stanford: Pilot Grants, Developmental Projects, and Seed Grants for faculty; Postdoctoral fellowships and training programs; and Graduate Student dissertation grants and fellowships offered by Stanford departments, institutes and programs.

Faculty/Departments/Centers/Institutes: if you would like assistance with the distribution of your announcements, please contact Jeanne Heschele at jheschele@stanford.edu.

Download:
List of Internal Stanford Funding Opportunities (07/03/2014)   Excel
This spreadsheet contains over 80 funding opportunities.

Institutional representatives: you do not need to submit your internal Stanford funding opportunity proposals through your institutional representative (RPM in RMG; OSR contract officer). You can submit them directly to the programs per their instructions.


 Programs Currently Accepting Applications

Deadline Current programs
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis as funds permit. Stanford University Mass Spectrometry (SUMS)
Mini Seed Grants

**Proposals now being accepted for FY2015**
Amount of funding: Maximum request is $20,000; typical awards will be $5,000 - $10,000. The funds will be applied toward SUMS user fees. Matching funds are encouraged though not required.
Eligibility: Stanford University Principal Investigators (faculty) holding University, Research, or Medical Center line positions. Preference will be given to projects new to SUMS.
Questions? Contact Allis Chien at allis@stanford.edu
SUMS webpage >>
Download a PDF file of the 2015 Guidelines >>
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis as funds permit. Stanford Nano Center (SNC) & Stanford Nanocharacterization Laboratory (SNL)
Bio/Medical Mini Seed Grants

Maximum request up to $20,000, usually $5,000 - $10,000 in direct cost.
Eligibility: Stanford University faculty holding University, Research, or Medical Center line positions. Preference will be given to new users of the Nano Shared Facilities.
Questions? Contact Tobias Beetz at tobi@stanford.edu
Guidelines
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis as funds permit. TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
Energy Innovation Transfer Program Grants

$50K-$125K
Eligibility: Stanford faculty
Questions? Contact Danica Sarlya at dsarlya@stanford.edu
Guidelines
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis as funds permit. TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
energyCatalyst Grants

These grants are available to faculty and academic staff members for undergraduate and graduate courses in any department or school. Instructors may apply for up to $1,500 per course per quarter.
Questions? Contact Danica Sarlya at dsarlya@stanford.edu
Guidelines
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis Center for Health Policy (CHP)/ Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR )
VA Post residency Fellowship in Health Services Research and Development

**Update** Questions? Contact Samantha Chiu at skchiu@stanford.edu
Guidelines
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis

Center for Health Policy (CHP)/ Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR )
Medical Informatics Fellowship for Postdoctoral Scholars

**Update** Questions? Contact Contact Samantha Chiu at skchiu@stanford.edu
Guidelines

No specific deadline Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR)
Research Training in Child Psychiatry and Development

Two year NIH NIMH T32 training program for Ph.D. and M.D. postdoctoral researchers
Questions? Contact Reiko Rain Riley at reikor@stanford.edu
Guidelines
July 7, 2014 Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
The Katherine McCormick Committee to Support Women in Academic Medicine Advanced Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowships

Up to two fellowships will be awarded in 2014-2015 to competitive applicants who possess a PhD and/or an MD, and who are women or men pursuing careers in academic medicine. Applicants must be already appointed as postdoctoral scholars at Stanford University at the time of the application, whose faculty sponsors are appointed in the School of Medicine, and who are on the academic job market and plan to start Assistant Professor positions in the coming 12-months. The applicant may be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or foreign national. Foreign scholars must be holders of J1 visas; holders of H1B, TN, O-1 or other visas are ineligible.
Guidelines
July 14, 2014 Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Walter V. and Idun Berry Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

$55K annual stipend plus $5K research allowance
Applicants must be appointed as a postdoctoral scholar at the Stanford University School of Medicine at the time the award begins. If the applicant is not an appointed scholar at the time of the application deadline, additional documents must be submitted with the application.
Applicants must also hold an M.D. and/or a Ph.D. degree(s); selection preference will be given to physician scientists.
The faculty mentor/sponsor must be appointed in the School of Medicine.
Acting, consulting and courtesy appointees are not eligible.
Foreign scholars may have J-1 (receiving stipends) or H1B visas (receiving the award as salary). Citizenship is not a selection factor. Preference will be given to applicants in the first two years of their post-residency or postdoctoral training.
Guidelines
July 15, 2014 Translational Research and Applied Medicine (TRAM)
Pilot Grants

Student and medicine resident awards: up to $5K for 1 year
Fellow (clinical and postdoctoral research) awards: up to $15K for 1 year
Faculty awards: up to $30K for 1 year
**REVISED**
Proposals may be submitted by medical students, residents, fellows, postdocs, Instructors**, and faculty. 
Funds must be applied to specific translational research questions that require direct patient interactions.  (Funds are not to be used for fellow or faculty salary support).
Fellow grants:  Students/Residents, Fellows and Postdocs must have a Faculty mentor (or a co-mentor) in the Department of Medicine (DoM)
Faculty grants: must involve at least two faculty members, at least one of whom must primarily have a clinically-based program
**Instructors are eliglible to apply for a fellow grant with a mentor faculty PI, or they can apply for a faculty grant together with at least two other faculty PIs.
Clinician educator line faculty are eligible to apply. For faculty grants, at least two faculty PIs need to apply, one of whom must primarily have a clinically based program.
Preference will be given to proposals with at least one of the faculty members in the DoM, however proposals from other departments will also be considered.
Questions? Contact Joanna Liliental at jlili@stanford.edu
Guidelines
Aug. 1, 2014 Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (ISCBRM)
CIRM Scholar Training Grant

The Stanford University School of Medicine Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (ISCBRM) is requesting applications for training grant positions for full time research for one year.
Postdoctoral Scholars (up to 2 positions)
MD Research Scholars (up to 2 positions)
CIRM Scholars do not have to be U.S. citizens. However, foreign scholars must have visas that allow stipend support (typically a J-1 & F-1 visa). H1-B and TN visa holders are NOT eligible.
Postdoctoral Scholars -- can be from Biosciences, Bioengineering and other fields here at Stanford as long as their research focus is stem cell related and must have a Stanford identified mentor.
M.D. Research Scholars – candidates may have completed their MD, completed or be currently in residency or fellowship programs, or be finished with their clinical training. They must have a Stanford-identified mentor and an affiliation with the mentor's lab as well as hold a Stanford Postdoctoral Research Fellow appointment. This application is for a full-time research fellowship; CIRM guidelines state that clinical trainees may not expend more than 10-20 percent of their appointment time on clinical duties that are unrelated to, or independent of, the CIRM training program.
Guidelines
Sept. 2, 2014 Spectrum Child Health
Child Health Research Institute Clinician Educator Grants Program

$25,000 for one year
Eligibility: All Clinician Educator (CE) Faculty at the rank of clinical assistant professor or above can apply.
Clinical Instructors and Visiting Scholars are not eligible.
Research must be primarily related to child or maternal health. Child refers to the expectant mother, embryo, fetus, infant, child and adolescent.
The following areas of research are eligible:
Patient-oriented research
Epidemiological and behavioral studies
Outcomes research and health services research
Guidelines
Oct. 13, 2014 Stanford Neuroscience Institute (SNI)
SNI Interdisciplinary Scholars Award

For extraordinary postdoctoral scientists at Stanford University engaging in highly interdisciplinary research in the neurosciences broadly defined.
Candidates in a variety of disciplines will be considered: basic and clinical neurosciences, biomedical sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, engineers and experts in human behavior from the fields of education, law, business, and humanities.
Five scholarships will be awarded annually. The selected scholars will be provided funding for two years.
Guidelines


 

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