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.

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Spreadsheet containing over 80 internal Stanford funding opportunities offered throughout the year:
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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             Arranged by category:
                For Faculty
                For multiple positions
                For Postdoctoral and/or Clinical Fellows
                For Graduate Students
                For Undergraduate students

Programs For faculty
The Wallace H. CoulterTranslational Research Grant Program at Stanford University Stanford Coulter-Translational Research Grants
Up to $100,000 for one year
To encourage research that addresses unmet clinical needs and leads to improvements in health care and to commercial products.
Eligibility: Faculty: co-investigators: one must have a full or joint faculty appointment in Bioengineering and one a clinical investigator from a clinical department in the School of Medicine
Questions? Contact Linda Lucian at llucian@stanford.edu or Gordon Saul at gsaul@stanford.edu
Deadline (revised): Jan. 26, 2015
Guidelines
Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies Awards (I-Awards)
Faculty-I Award for exploratory or smaller-scale projects

Amount of funding: up to $35,000 for a one-year period
Eligibility: Stanford faculty who are members of the Academic Council
Deadline: March 13, 2015
Click on "Apply" opposite the RFP to view the guidelines and instructions:
Guidelines
France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Collaborative Projects

Eligibility: Stanford faculty from all disciplines with PI eligibility.
Applications must be submitted jointly by researchers affiliated with accredited institutions in France (universities, Grandes Ecoles, organizations like INRIA, INSERM, CNRS for example) and faculty in any Stanford department.
Disciplines: humanities, social sciences, sciences (including biomedical research), engineering, business and law
$15,000 for one year (includes 8% infrastructure charge) for academic year 2015-2016
Questions? Contact Isabelle Collignon at isabelle@stanford.edu
Deadline: March 16, 2015
Guidelines
Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL, formerly VPOL)
VPOL Seed Grants for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

$28,000 [note: matching funds are available from the Schools of Medicine and Engineering (see the guidelines for details)]
Eligibility: Stanford faculty
The goal of the program is to fund projects that reimagine and advance learning and that have significant impact on Stanford students, our academic programs, and learners beyond Stanford. The seed grant program will fund projects within two categories. Awards may be given to proposals that fall into one or both categories.
1) Teaching and learning innovation
2) High Impact Projects
Questions? Contact Amy Collier at amycollier@stanford.edu
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Guidelines
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
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis as funds permit.
Guidelines
Programs for multiple positions
Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS)
2014-15 Seed Grants

$10,000 to $40,000 for 12 months
Eligibility: Stanford faculty of any line, Instructors and senior staff scientists
The Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS) is a research-to-action center focused on transforming research practices to improve the quality of scientific studies in biomedicine and beyond.
The research grant program supports research activities that are related to the broader mission of METRICS and those projects focused on finding solutions that help enhance reproducibility, increase transparency, standardize research practices, reduce biases, and strengthen the evidence base from scientific studies
Questions? Contact Nelly Elespuru at elespuru@stanford.edu
[CORRECTION] Deadline: Jan. 23, 2015
Guidelines
FSI-Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Global Policy Summer Fellowships

Provides placement support and stipend to students* engaging in off-campus internships at international policy and international affiars organizations
*Eligibility: check each program for eligibility (primarily for undergraduates and two for graduate students)
Deadline: Feb. 6, 2015
Guidelines
Spectrum, the Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research
Spectrum Education Program
KL2 award, the Spectrum Mentored Career Development Program

Eligibility: for residents, fellows, and junior faculty from all health professions (see the guidelines for additional criteria)
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident by the application deadline (those with visa status are not eligible to apply)
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Guidelines
Spectrum, the Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research
Spectrum Education Program
TL1 Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Training Program

Eligibility:
Medical students interested in obtaining a research methods degree along with a medical degree (e.g., a master’s in epidemiology and clinical research or a master’s in health services research).
Doctoral candidates in non-clinical sciences interested in obtaining a concomitant CTR-related master’s degree, or interested in partial support of their CTR-related PhD program.
Doctoral candidates in non-clinical sciences, including the Master of Medicine (MoM) program.
Clinical or non-clinical postdoctoral fellows interested in a CTR-related field (although the KL2 program may be more appropriate for clinical fellows).
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident by the application deadline (those with visa status are not eligible to apply) (see the guidelines for additional criteria)
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Guidelines

France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Visiting Junior Scholar Fellowship

Eligibility:
(1) Scholars who have completed a PhD no more than three years from the date of applying for the fellowship and who hold a tenure-track/permanent (rather than post-doctoral) position at a French institution and who are interested in pursuing a course of research at Stanford.
(2) Postdoctoral students affiliated with a French institution and who are interested in pursuing a course of research at Stanford.
(3) Stanford postdocs interested in undertaking research or pursuing an internship at a French institution.
(4) Stanford PhD students with Terminal Graduate Registration status (TGR).
All Visiting Junior Scholar Fellows are expected to pursue projects that will take on the order of 2 to 4 months to complete (see the guidelines)
Disciplines: humanities, social sciences, sciences (including biomedical research), engineering, business and law
Questions? Contact Isabelle Collignon at isabelle@stanford.edu
Deadline: March 16, 2015
Guidelines

Programs for Postdoctoral and/or Clinical Fellows
Spectrum Child Health
Child Health Research Institute MD (Clinical) Trainee Support

CHRI MD (Clinical) Trainee Awards support MD (or MD/PhD) fellows as follows:
Provides up to 100% salary/fringe support for up to two years (non-competitive renewal for year 2).
Pediatric Trainees: Supports 2nd and 3rd years of fellowship only (PGY5 and PGY6).
Surgical residents: Supports applicants with a demonstrated commitment to a pediatric or maternal subspecialty and protected research year(s) (PGY2 or above ).
Used for the fellows’ remuneration and benefits (at the level determined appropriate for their particular specialty).
See the guidelines for eligibility
Deadline: Feb. 2, 2015
Guidelines
Department of Pediatrics-Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Pediatric Nonmalignant Hematology and Oncology Training Grant

NIH/NHLBI T32 Training Program supports comprehensive didactic training in nonmalignant hematology and stem cell biology, and laboratory research training in the research specialty of the faculty sponsor.
Nominees for postdoctoral positions must have an M.D., M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D., and must be sponsored by a Stamford faculty member.
Trainees must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Deadline: May 1, 2015*
*their guidelines webpage has not yet been updated to reflect the above 2015 deadline.
Program overview
Guidelines
Cardiovascular Institute (CVI)
Multidisciplinary Training Program in Cardiovascular Imaging at Stanford (CVIS)

This program seeks M.D., Ph.D., MD/PhD graduates. Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.
Start date July 2015
Questions? Dr. Michael V. McConnell mcconnell@stanford.edu
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis
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, substance abuse disorders and their intersection. See the guidelines for additional information.
Questions? Contact Nicky Chu at nchu2@pain.stanford.edu
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis
Guidelines
Center for Health Policy (CHP)/ Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR )
VA Post residency Fellowship in Health Services Research and Development

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

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

Questions? Contact Contact Samantha Chiu at skchiu@stanford.edu
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis
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
For Graduate Students
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity--Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
RICSRE Graduate Dissertation Fellowship
Eligibility: Graduate (doctoral) students who have reached TGR status by the start of fall quarter, 2015-2016; Have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. other than the dissertation (see the guidelines).
Applicants from any discipline with dissertations address issues related to race, culture, and ethnicity
Questions? Contact Heidi Lopez at lopezhm@stanford.edu
Deadline: Feb. 12, 2015
Guidelines
The Clayman Institute for Gender Research
Graduate Dissertation Fellowships

Eligibility: All currently enrolled Stanford Ph.D. candidates (women and men), in any discipline, who have reached Terminal Graduate Registration (TGR) are invited to apply for a Graduate Dissertation Fellowship. The dissertation research must focus on issues of women and/or gender. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. other than the dissertation and have a dissertation proposal approved by their committee.
Fellowship funding is for three quarters: two quarters of research assistantship and one quarter teaching assistantship. In addition to the stipend, GDFs will receive $1,000 in research funding.
Questions? Contact Wendy Skidmore at wskid@stanford.edu
Deadline: Feb. 13, 2015
Guidelines
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE)
CCSRE Graduate Fellowship

Eligibility: nominees must be: interested in pursuing research that addresses issues of race and ethnicity, be outstanding applicants who are newly admitted Stanford doctoral students, matriculating in the fall 2015; be nominated by a CCSRE affiliated faculty member
Questions? Contact Heidi Lopez at lopezhm@stanford.edu
Deadline: Feb. 26, 2015
Guidelines
Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies Awards (I-Awards)
PhD I-Award

Amount of funding: up to $15,000 for a one-year period
Eligibility: Stanford PhD candidates
Deadline: March 13, 2015
Click on "Apply" opposite the RFP to view the guidelines and instructions
Guidelines
France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Visiting Student Researcher Fellowships for Graduate Students

Applicants must be graduate students – i.e., they must be pursuing either a master’s or doctoral degree. Visiting Student Researcher Fellowships are available to French students interested in pursuing a course of research at Stanford, or to Stanford students interested in undertaking research or pursuing an internship at a French institution (including universities, non-governmental organizations, and corporations, to name but a few).
Disciplines: humanities, social sciences, sciences (including biomedical research), engineering, business and law
Questions? Contact Isabelle Collignon at isabelle@stanford.edu
Deadline: March 16, 2015
Guidelines
For Undergraduate Students

France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Undergraduate Fellowship
Applicants for the Undergraduate Fellowship Program must be Stanford undergraduate students – i.e., they must be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Sciences (B.S.) or a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (B.A.S.) degree. The FSCIS Undergraduate Fellowships are intended to fund those undergrads interested in undertaking research or pursuing an internship at a French institution (including universities, non-governmental organizations, and corporations) See the guidelines for more information.
Questions? Contact Isabelle Collignon at isabelle@stanford.edu
Deadline: Feb. 17, 2015
Guidelines

 

 


 

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