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.

Download-Master list
Spreadsheet containing over internal Stanford funding opportunities offered throughout the year:
Download list >>  Excel  (11/30/2018)

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

Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)
Bridge Support Program
Amount of funding: Total award is up to $100,000 ($50,000 from the MCHRI and $50,000 cost shared from the applicant’s department) for one year. One proposal per applicant is accepted each cycle. Awards will be announced four to five weeks after the deadline.  Earliest award start date is the first day of the following month from the issuance of the NOA. The performance period is for no longer than 12 months.
Purpose: This provides maternal and child health researchers up to 1 year of funding to aid in the continuation of research projects so that progress may be made to obtain renewed or replacement funding. All projects must be significantly related to the health of expectant mothers and children. The applicant must be a pediatrician, obstetrician, a child* health subspecialist, or scientist who has a focus on, or plans to focus on, child1 health research.  (*Children” or “Child” refers to expectant mothers, oocyte, zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, child, and/or adolescent.)
Eligibility: Stanford Assistant Professor or above in the following lines with CE, MCL, NTLR, NTLT, UTL faculty appointments. All applicants must have legal residence in the United States (Applicants with H or J visas are eligible). Visiting Scholars are NOT eligible
Questions? Contact: MCHRI Administration at chri_admin@stanford.edu
Deadline: Jan. 12, 2019 5 p.m. and May 12, 2019; September 12, 2019
Guidelines

Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)
Transdisciplinary Initiatives Program
Amount of funding: Total award is up to $100,000 / year for up to two years. Support could be for personnel (undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral students, research assistants, or associates, or faculty).
To support, for up to 2 years of funding, new, innovative maternal and child 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.
All projects must be significantly related to the health of expectant mothers and children*.  (*Children” or “Child” refers to expectant mothers, oocyte, zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, child, and/or adolescent.) The initiative must utilize a multi-PI approach where at least two of these lead investigators are from different disciplines and schools.
Eligibility:
All Stanford faculty holding Clinician Educator (CE), University Tenure Line (UTL), Research (NTL-Research), or Medical Center line (MCL) positions.
Utilize a multi-PI approach where at least two of the principal investigators are from two different disciplines and hold primary appointments in two different schools of the university (Graduate School of Business, Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Sciences, Law and Medicine).
Visiting scholars are not eligible to serve as PI or Co-PI on TIP.  They may serve as collaborators or sub-investigators.
Questions? Contact: MCHRI Administration at chri_admin@stanford.edu
Letter of intent: Jan. 15, 2019, 5 p.m.
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline: April 8, 2019, 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.
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)

Spectrum Pilot Grants for Stanford Predictives and Diagnostics Accelerator (SPADA)
Amount of funding: $15K-$50K
Purpose: to fund projects with a goal of diagnosing and/or predicting the onset, course, worsening, or complications of disease, and prolonging health. Projects must have the objective of translating discoveries into novel Predictives and Diagnostics products that address unmet medical needs. Emphasis will be placed on technologies that have the potential to advance rapidly into clinical care through commercialization or other pathways.
Eligibility: Open to Stanford faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, NTLR faculty appointments.) 
Clinical Educator (CE) faculty, clinical instructors, instructors, graduate students and post-doctoral scholars (clinical and non-clinical) are required to include a PI-eligible faculty member as co-PI on the application.
Questions? Contact Ashley Dunn at adunn2@stanford.edu
Deadline-REVISED: Dec. 21, 2018, 6 p.m.
Guidelines (Seed Funding webpage)

Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence and Translational Diagnostics (CCNE-TD)
CCNE-TD Pilot Projects (RFP-CCNE-PP-C3)
CCNE-TD Developmental Projects (RFP-CCNE-DP-C2)

Amount of funding:
Pilot Projects
: $40-$48K total direct costs for 7 months
Developmental Projects $50K total direct costs for 1 year
The Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence and Translational Diagnostics (CCNE-TD), an NIH-NCI funded Phase-III U54 grant (PI: S.S. Gambhir, MD, PhD, co-PI S.X. Wang, PhD, Dep. Director: D. Akin, DVM, PhD), is soliciting proposals for two categories of Cancer Nanotechnology research projects: 1. Pilot Projects and 2. Developmental Projects.  (see the RFP for details)
Eligibility: Both solicitations are open to Stanford faculty with PI eligibility (those with UTL, MCL or NTLR appointments) and CE faculty. Note: PI waivers are not needed.  Postdoctoral scholars and Instructors (clinical and non-clinical) are required to include a PI-eligible-faculty-member as co-PI on the application
Questions: Applicants are welcome to discuss their research related inquiries in response to this solicitation with Dr. Demir Akin, Deputy Director of the Stanford CCNE program at demir.akin@stanford.edu.
Deadline: Jan. 8, 2019, 5 p.m.
Guidelines

Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (CHRI)
Instructor K-awards Support Program

Purpose: The Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) intends to support early career investigators who pursue an NIH K-award. The CHRI recognizes that this NIH award series provides substantial salary support but limited research funding. It is the purpose of the CHRI award to bolster this shortfall in research support to expand the number of future academic leaders in maternal and child health.  
Amount of funding: Support provides supplemental support for Instructors on individual K-awards by providing 1:1 matching funds from the instructor’s department funds innovative maternal and child health-focused clinical and translational research for:
Instructors – ($50,000* per year for up to 2 years**)
- *MCHRI will match departmental commitments of up to $25,000 per year, providing a total combined CHRI/departmental support of up to $50,000 per year for up to two years** as long as the recipient is an instructor at Stanford 
- MCHRI will provide a LOS stating this commitment for instructor’s applying for K grants. The recipient may either include this in the K application or the Department Chair can include a CHRI approved statement in the letter documenting institutional support.
** Eligibility is limited to the 1st two years of funding on the K-award.
General eligibility: Be an Instructor applying for, or currently funded by an individual K-award
Be a member of CHRI. Visit here to apply for CHRI Membership.
Have a track record of focusing the majority of research on maternal and child health
Types 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
Note: For those within their 1st two years of funding on an already existing individual K-award, please contact the CHRI Administration for further information.
Questions? Contact: MCHRI Administration at chri_admin@stanford.edu
2019 deadlines:  Jan. 12, 2019, May 12, 2019, Sept. 12, 2019
Guidelines

Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)
Master’s Tuition Program
Amount of funding (REVISED): total award is up to $60,000 for two years ($30,000 per year).  One proposal per applicant is accepted each cycle.
Purpose: to support those planning to pursue a career as a physician scientist, spending the majority of their time doing NIH funded basic or clinical research related to maternal and child* health (MCH). (*"Children” or “Child” refers to expectant mothers, oocyte, zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, child, and/or adolescent.)
The MCHRI project serves as the MS thesis project. We expect applicants to pursue MS in health research policy, clinical research, epidemiology, or similar in support of the intent of the funding mechanism.  These include: MS program in Epidemiology and Clinical Research; MS program in Health Services Research; Other MS programs on or off Stanford campus that meet the theme of the MTP program
Programs typically not funded: MBA, MS(Ed.D), and other MS programs not related to the develop or career of a physician scientist.
General eligibility:
Applicant must be a Physician Fellow, Instructor or Assistant Professor in Pediatrics or a subspecialty primarily focused on maternal and child health (e.g. maternal fetal medicine, or pediatric neurology, surgery, radiology, or other disciplines). Applicant must have sufficient protected time to complete the two-year MS degree and research program. All applicants must have or plan to have a focus on maternal child health research, or wish to expand their interest in maternal child health research.  All applicants must have legal residence in the United States (Applicants with H or J visas are eligible). Visiting Scholars are NOT eligible.
Questions? Contact: MCHRI Administration at chri_admin@stanford.edu
Deadline: February 1, 2019, 5:00 pm  
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 available to faculty, lecturers, academic staff members, and students in any department or school and aim to cultivate interdisciplinary thinking and introduce or deepen students’ knowledge around sustainable energy concepts. These grants can be used to support class trips; bring in guest lecturers; purchase materials for demonstrations or projects; and support student led research.
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 sustainable energy innovations.
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

Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute
Clinical (MD) Trainee Support
Provides up to 100% salary/fringe support for up to two years (non-competitive renewal for year 2).
Supports 2nd and 3rd years of fellowship only (PGY5 and PGY6).Used for the fellows’ remuneration and benefits (at the level determined appropriate for their particular specialty).
Eligibility:
Hold a medical (MD or equivalent) doctoral degree; have completed one year of training by the start of the award term. Demonstrate a commitment to an investigative career in obstetrics, pediatrics, pediatric subspecialty or subspecialty primarily focused on child health (e.g., pediatric surgery).
Use the MCHRI funding for their 2nd and 3rd years of research training (PGY5 and PGY6) during which a minimum of 75% time is devoted to research. Have legal residence status in the United States. Be a pediatrician or a child health specialist. Primary research mentor may be from any research discipline. Primary research mentor must be a member of the MCHRI.* (*Visit http://chri.stanford.edu/ to apply for MCHRI Membership). Non-ACGME fellows are eligible provided all other criteria are met.
Questions? Contact: MCHRI Administration at chri_admin@stanford.edu
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019, 5 p.m.
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? Stanford contact Francesca Apalis at fapalis@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
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