Research Management Group (RMG)

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

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.

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Spreadsheet containing over internal Stanford funding opportunities offered throughout the year:
Download list >>  Excel  (04/11/2018)

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. (PDRF forms will only be needed for PIs who are selected for funding.)

 

Programs Currently Accepting Applications             

Arranged by category:
For Faculty
For multiple positions (including faculty)
For Postdoctoral and/or Clinical Fellows-fellowships and training programs
For Graduate Students
For Medical Students
For Undergraduate Students


Programs For faculty

Intermountain-Stanford Collaboration Grants
Request for Proposals

Investigators at both Intermountain Healthcare and Stanford University have a unique opportunity to improve patient care, on a large scale and within a healthcare delivery system, through ongoing performance improvement, investigation, innovation, and education, all focused on healthcare transformation. Through the Intermountain-Stanford Grant Program, the Intermountain-Stanford Collaborative Committee will provide project awards to teams of investigators from both institutions conducting research to advance healthcare transformation, idealy through the scale and spread of proven or promising clinical improvements.
Amount of funding: Through the Intermountain-Stanford Grant Program, the Intermountain-Stanford Collaborative Committee will award up to $75,000 for one year to teams of investigators from both institutions to advance healthcare transformation. Source of funds: gift award-University Research
Eligibility: The Intermountain-Stanford project teams will consist of paired Principal Investigators (Co-PIs), one PI from Stanford University** and one PI from Intermountain Healthcare, who have jointly written a project proposal in their shared discipline of interest.
[**Stanford School of Medicine faculty with UTL, MCL, NTLR, or CE appts.] CE faculty PI waivers are not needed for internal Stanford funding opportunities.
Questions? Contact intermountain-stanford-collab@stanford.edu
Deadline: May 11, 2018, 5 p.m. PDT
Guidelines

Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Faculty Research Fellowships
Amount of funding:
$2,000 research award. 3 fellowships will be awarded
Eligibility
: to current, full-time members of the Academic Council and Medical Center Line of the Stanford faculty who focus on race and ethnicity in their research. (see the guidelines for additional criteria).
They welcome applications from scholars in all disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, science and engineering, bsiness, law and medicine.
Questions? Contact Heidi Lopez at lopezhm@stanford.edu
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Guidelines

Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI)
Faculty Scholar Program

Amount of funding: $100,000 per year for up to 5 years ($500,000)
Eligibility (revised*): these awards support mid to late Assistant, or early Associate Professor appointed as University Tenure Line (UTL), Medical Center Line (MCL) and *Non-Tenure Line Research (NTLR) Faculty in the School of Medicine.
Appllcants must be a member of CHRI. Visit here >> to apply for CHRI Membership
Applicants must have a track record of focusing the majority of their research on maternal or child health;
Type of research: Research must be primarily related to maternal or child health. These terms refer to the
expectant mother, oocyte, zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, child and adolescent. All areas of research are eligible: basic, translational, clinical research, epidemiology/statistics, informatics, health services, or health policy.
Questions? Contact chri_admin@stanford.edu
Deadline: June 1, 2018, 5 p.m.
Guidelines

Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI)
Harman Faculty Scholar Program

Amount of funding: $100,000 per year for up to 3 years ($300,000)
Eligibility: these awards support mid-career Stanford faculty (associate professor) with Medical Center Line (MCL) appointments in clinical departments.
Applicants must have a track record of focusing the majority of their research on maternal or child health
Type of research: Research must be primarily related to maternal or child health. These terms refer to the
expectant mother, oocyte, zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, child and adolescent. All areas of research are eligible: basic, translational, clinical research, epidemiology/statistics, informatics, health services, or health policy.
Applicants must be e a member of the CHRI. Visit here >> to apply for CHRI Membership.
An individual with an acting associate professor position in a clinical department may be eligible as long as his/her formal associate professor MCL faculty appointment is approved by the Provost Office by Sept. 1, 2018, the start date of the award.
Questions? Contact chri_admin@stanford.edu
Deadline: June 1, 2018, 5 p.m.
Guidelines

Intermountain-Stanford Collaboration Grants
Requests for Letters of intent for Travel Award
The purpose of the Intermountain Healthcare-Stanford Collaboration Travel Grant Program is foster affiliation between Intermountain Healthcare and Stanford Medicine by providing travel support for investigators to further explore potential areas of collaboration and joint investigation with designated contacts at the other organization. The application process is meant to be as easy as possible to facilitate rapid collaboration between investigators at the two institutions. 
Eligibility: Potential Principal Investigators, either from Stanford Medicine** or Intermountain Healthcare, can submit a letter of intent for travel support to further explore collaborations, which may lead to a joint research proposal. 
[**Stanford School of Medicine faculty with UTL, MCL, NTLR or CE appts.]
Questions regarding your research project: please contact intermountain-stanford-collab@stanford.edu.
Source of funds: although Stanford provides the funds for the travel grants, it’s with a cost-sharing account associated with the Intermountain award (not University research)
Letters of intent
can be submitted anytime
Guidelines

Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (SNSF)
Bio/Medical Mini Seed Grants

Amount of funding: Maximum request up to $5,000, usually $2,000 - $3,000 in direct cost.
The objective of the Bio/Medical Mini Seed Grants for the SNSF is to encourage new users and new methodologies within the SNSF. Much of the groundbreaking research happens where different fields, technology and knowledge come together. SNSF is particularly interested in:
- supporting the application of our existing toolset to bio/medical research areas
- development of new techniques with our existing tool base to advance bio/medical research
Eligibility: Stanford University faculty holding University, Research, or Medical Center line positions. Preference will be given to new users of the Nano Shared Facilities (SNSF).
Questions? Contact Tobi Beetz at tobi@stanford.edu
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis as funds permit.
Guidelines

Programs for multiple positions (some include faculty)

Stanford Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy (TMA)
Academy Innovation Grants Program
:
(1) Teaching and Mentoring Innovation Grant
(2) Educational Scholarship

Amount of funding: Large Grants: Grants are up to $20,000; Small Grants: Grants up to $10,000
To fund projects that aim at innovation and improvement in teaching, learning and mentoring throughout Stanford Medicine and in the larger field.
Eligibility: Stanford faculty with MCL, UTL, NTL-Research, CE faculty appts. (note-CE faculty PI waivers are not needed for internal funding opportunities.)
Other eligible positions*: Medical fellows, residents, postdoctoral scholars, medical students, and graduate students, instructors, clinical instructors, academic staff-research (i.e., basic scientists, senior research associates) and house staff.
*The applications under the above “other eligible positions" must include a faculty letter of support.
This is not considered university research.
Questions? Contact Christine Schirmer at cschirmer@stanford.edu
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Guidelines

Cardiovascular Institute (CVI)
Travel Award

Amount of funding: $750.
This is considered "university research".
Eligibility: Postdoctoral fellows, Instructors, Nurses with an accepted abstract to a national or international meeting related to cardiovascular research. The abstract must list Stanford Cardiovascular Institute in the author affiliations when first submitted and the poster must acknowledge the support source: Stanford Cardiovascular Institute with CVI logo.
To become a CVI member, see this webpage >>.
Questions? Contact David Preston at David Preston at preston@stanford.edu
Deadline: June 10, 2018
Guidelines

Cardiovascular Institute (CVI)
Seed Grant Awards

Amount of funding: will be determined by committee and will range from $15,000 to $40,000
Funded in part by the Child Health Research Institute and the Steven M. Gootter Foundation. This is considered "university research".
To ignite innovative cardiovascular research projects that contributes to basic or clinical understanding of cardiovascular diseases. We encourage projects that initiate new interdisciplinary collaborations, work in areas of pediatric and obstetric related research, development of new methods or technology for heart and vascular biology, and research projects on sudden cardiac death.
Eligibility: Stanford Faculty and Instructor members* of the Cardiovascular Institute
*To become a member of CVI, see this webpage >>.
Questions? Contact Katy Claiborn at claiborn@stanford.edu
Deadline: Aug. 1, 2018
Guidelines

TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
Education energy Catalyst Grants

Amount of funding: up to $1,500 per class per quarter
Eligibility: These grants are awarded to faculty and academic staff members and aim to cultivate interdisciplinary thinking and introduce sustainable energy concepts and opportunities to Stanford students, through field trips, guest speakers, demonstrations, or other activities.
Questions? Contact Danica Sarlya at dsarlya@stanford.edu
Applications are accepted year round. Funds are limited; apply early.
Guidelines

TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
Innovation Transfer Grants
Amount of funding:
Proposals will generally be limited to grants under $50,000. Grantees that make significant progress toward validating the commercial viability of their invention can apply to renew their funding at a higher level. For more commercially advanced proposals larger amounts may be granted but only with significant budgetary justification. These grants are designed to help inventors bridge the gap between research and commercialization through the development of prototypes, market research, business plan refinement, and other activities that assist in the externalization of Stanford innovation.
Eligibility: Awarded to Stanford teams, in collaboration with a Stanford Faculty mentor, for terms of 3 to 12 months.
Award amounts based on the level of the commercial validation.
Questions? Contact Danica Sarlya at dsarlya@stanford.edu
Rolling applications accepted year-round; funds are limited.
Guidelines

Programs for Postdoctoral and/or Clinical Fellows

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowships: Spring 2018 Cycle - Now Accepting Applications

Amount of funding: The award amount is $26,703 for one year.
Eligibility Criteria:
The applicant 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.
The faculty sponsor must be appointed in the School of Medicine. (Acting, consulting and courtesy appointees are not eligible.)
Awardees cannot be enrolled in a degree-granting program while funded.
Applicants in the first one or two years of postdoctoral research training are preferred.
Foreign fellows must have visas that allow stipend support (typically a J-1 & F-1 OPT). H1-B and TN visa holders are not eligible. Citizenship is not a selection factor.
Additional Application Guidelines:
Faculty members may not have more than one funded Dean's fellow at a time, except for Assistant Professors who may have two funded scholars at the same time.
A faculty member may not serve as mentor/sponsor on more than one fellowship application per cycle. This applies to Assistant Professors as well. (see other guidelines)
Deadline: April 30, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time
Guidelines

Mechanisms and Innovations in Cardiovascular Disease T32 Training Grant
Cardiovascular Institute

Source of funds: NIH T32 training grant
This program trains a total of six fellows over two years through the NIH T32 training grant "Mechanisms & Innovation in Vascular Disease" in the following areas of vascular medicine & research: Vascular Reactivity & Thrombosis, Vascular Regeneration & Development, Metabolic or Lifestyle Influences on Vascular Outcomes, Proteomic Markers & Genetic Determinants of Vascular Disease, Gender & Ethnicity Differences in Vascular Disease, and Vascular Bioengineering. Twenty-nine faculty mentors from eighteen different departments within the School of Medicine and the University provide a variety of angles from which to address fundamental questions about vascular disease.
Eligibility: Check to make sure you meet the following eligibility requirements (as per NIH policy) listed below:
1) You must be a US citizen or permanent resident
2) You must not have already received more than two years of post-doctoral funding from NIH training grants (e.g., T32, NRSA) in order to be eligible for this award
3) You must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree by the start of training.
4) During the fellowship MD fellows are limited to 10% clinical effort.
Questions? Contact David Preston, preston@stanford.edu, 650-725-7964
Deadlines (rolling): For start date:
July 1, 2018 (two slots) apply by May 25
Oct. 1, 2018 (two slots) apply by Aug. 26
Dec. 1, 2018 (one slot) apply by Oct. 28
Guidelines

2018 ChEM-H Postdocs at the Interface
Call for Proposals

Amount of funding: Each seed grant will provide $50K in direct cost funding for a one-year period. These funds may be used for salary, benefits, and/or laboratory supplies. ChEM-H will make up to four awards in 2018.
Stanford ChEM-H is soliciting seed grant proposals from the Stanford community of postdoctoral researchers for exploratory projects that align with the Institute’s mission. Successful proposals will combine the complementary expertise of two or more postdoctoral researchers (including Ph.D. holders, M.D. residents and M.D. clinical fellows) who seek to collaboratively explore a potentially transformative new idea with the support of their mentors. Collaborations that bridge chemistry or engineering with the biomedical sciences or medicine are of particular interest to ChEM-H. Basic research and translational research proposals are welcome.
Through this funding mechanism, ChEM-H seeks to support new, original research projects that
facilitate new collaborations between postdocs. In the spirit of the award, we will only accept project
proposals that have not previously been submitted for internal or external funding.
Questions? Contact Dr. Kate Alfieri at kalfieri@stanford.edu
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Guidelines

Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) Program
Postdoctoral fellowships
This is a three-year cross-disciplinary postdoctoral training program at Stanford University that brings together 33 faculty mentors from 14 departments in the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences. Oncologic molecular imaging is a rapidly growing area within molecular imaging which combines the disciplines of chemistry, cell/molecular biology, molecular pharmacology, physics, bioengineering, imaging sciences, and clinical medicine to advance cancer research, diagnosis and management.
Eligibility: Candidate must have an MD or PhD degree. Candidate must be a US citizen, or a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident.
Questions? Contact Sofia Gonzales at sofias@stanford.edu
Deadline: June 11, 2018
Guidelines

TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sustainable Energy

Annual salary of $65,000, eligibility for $3,000 relocation allowance
To support outstanding recent Ph.D. graduates working on projects that explore new research directions in sustainable energy and its intersection with food, water, the environment, or human health.
The applicant must have a commitment from a Stanford faculty member confirming that they will mentor/sponsor and host them in their lab as a postdoctoral fellow
A faculty member may not have more than one funded TomKat postdoctoral fellow at a time.
A faculty member may not serve as mentor/sponsor on more than one fellowship application per cycle.
Questions? Contact Danica Sarlya at dsarlya@stanford.edu
Deadline: July 15, 2018
Guidelines

Multidisciplinary Training Program in Cardiovascular Imaging T32 Training Grant
Cardiovascular Institute

Source of funds: NIH/NIBIB training grant
The Multi-Disciplinary Training Program in Cardiovascular Imaging at Stanford is funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health. The program is designed to train the next generation of CV imaging investigators by exposing them to three complementary areas – clinical, engineering, and molecular imaging. With the impact of cardiovascular disease on US and world health and the rapid advances in imaging technologies and cardiovascular biology, it is critical that fellows be provided a broad, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative training program to foster their ability to translate CV imaging research into clinical application.
Eligibility: Check to make sure you meet the following eligibility requirements (as per NIH policy) listed below:
1) You must be a US citizen or permanent resident
2) You must not have already received more than two years of post-doctoral funding from NIH training grants (e.g., T32, NRSA) in order to be eligible for this award
3) You must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree by the start of training.
4) During the fellowship MD fellows are limited to 10% clinical effort.
Questions? Contact David Preston, preston@stanford.edu, 650-725-7964
Deadline (rolling): Next start date: Nov. 1, 2018 (one slot) apply by Sept. 23
Guidelines

Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR)
VA Fellowship in Health Services Research and Development
This program seeks to train physicians and postdoctoral fellows who will become leaders in health services research and primary care research and education. The primary focus of the program is to provide the research skills needed for a career in academic medicine.
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have completed an M.D. and accredited residency or a Ph.D. in a field relevant to health services.
Questions? Contact Soka Keo at skeo@stanford.edu
Applications accepted anytime
Guidelines

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

Fellows are offered an opportunity to combine formal training in Medical Informatics with research applying Medical Informatics to areas of relevance to the VA health care system.
Eligibility: applicants must be U.S. citizens who have completed an MD and accredited residency or a Ph.D. in computer sciences, medical informatics, decision sciences, economics, or related fields.
Questions? Contact Soka Keo at skeo@stanford.edu
Applications accepted anytime
Guidelines

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
No specific deadline
Guidelines

Department of Anesthesiology-Division of Pain Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Research Training in Pain and/or Substance Abuse Disorders-T32 Program
NIH NIDA T32 2 year training program for M.D./Ph.D., M.D. and Ph.D. postdoctoral researchers in pain and/or substance abuse disorder research. See the guidelines for additional information.
Questions? Contact Sara Miller at smiller9@stanford.edu
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis
Guidelines

NIH/NHLBI Funded Stanford Career Development Program in ‘Omics’ of Lung Diseases (K12)
This NIH NHLBI K12 institutional training program) has a major focus on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Our goal is to equip the next cadre of MD and PhD scientists with interdisciplinary and bioinformatic skills to integrate new high throughput genomic, proteomic and metabolomic platforms.
Eligibility: Applicants must have an M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or Ph.D., or an equivalent degree.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents
Questions? Contact Michelle Fox at mfox1@stanford.edu
Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please contact Michelle Fox for details.
Guidelines

Graduate Students

Stanford ChEM-H
2018-2019 ChEM-H Chemistry/Biology Interface Training Program

The Program provides graduate students with a community of cross-disciplinary peers and mentors that will broaden their exposure to scientific topics, perspectives, and techniques for investigation and will enhance their ability to effectively contribute in an increasingly multidisciplinary research environment. Students in the Program fulfill all of their departmental requirements and receive their Ph.D. degree through their home departments.
Eligibility: Incoming Ph.D. students interested in exploring the interface between chemistry, biology, engineering, and medicine are encouraged to apply once they are admitted to a home department program at Stanford. Current MSTP students may apply during their M2 or G1 year.
Questions? Contact Dr. Kate Alfieri at kalfieri@stanford.edu.
Deadline: May 4, 2018
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