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  (08/13/2018)

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 Women's Health and Sex Differences in Medicine
WHSDM Seed Grants for Biological/Medical Research on Sex Differences and/or Women’s Health
Amount of funding:
grants of approximately $25,000 each will be awarded in wiinter 2019
Purpose: enable researchers to generate pilot data, conduct feasibility studies, and/or demonstrate interdisciplinary collaborations that would increase the likelihood of developing applications to the NIH, NSF, etc. (e.g. R01s, K-awards) for larger research projects on the role of sex in basic biology, i.e. genetics, cell and tissue biology, metabolism, etc., clinical outcomes and practice, e.g. diagnostic tests, treatments, and procedures, and health outcomes at a population level, as well as research on women’s health.
WHSDM is particularly interested in funding studies designed to determine if findings reported in one sex/gender group differ (or are similar) in another and that distinguish between the role of sex (biology) and gender (sociocultural factors) on physiology and health outcomes.
Eligibility: Stanford faculty with UTL, MCL, NTLR and CE appointments (CE faculty PI waivers are not needed)
Collaborations involving faculty from at least two SoM departments will be favored.
Proposals that include a faculty partner from across the University (other Schools) will be favored.
Questions? Contact T.O. Preising at preising@stanford.edu
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2018
Guidelines
Download the PDF file of the RFP

Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine
Technology Development Seed Grants
Amount of funding: maximum of $200,000 in direct costs for a period of two years ($100K/year)
Purpose: for innovative applications for: 1) the development of new and improved instruments or devices, or 2) the development of new methodologies, to be used in biomedical research. 
The proposed research may involve conceptualization, design, fabrication, and/or testing of new instruments or devices. Applications to develop novel experimental techniques and protocols using existing instrumentation are also invited. It is expected that these technique development applications will have broad application to biomedical research.
Areas of emphasis are biomedical engineering and technologies for the study of structure and function of biological systems at all levels of complexity. The Beckman Center will give preference to grant applications that are interdisciplinary and that have a translational research focus.
Eligibility: 
Stanford University faculty members with UTL, MCL or NTLR faculty appointments.
Proposed projects require an active collaboration between two or more faculty members from different disciplines.
The Beckman Center will give preference to proposals that have a disease focus and are truly innovative. Collaboration between basic and physician scientists is encouraged.
Questions? Contact Mark Shepard at mdshep@stanford.edu or Naomi Love at nlove227@stanford.edu
Deadline:  Sept. 14, 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.
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 Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB)
Pilot Project - Request for Applications
Amount of Funding: $50,000 (direct cost) for 1 year
Stanford University Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) has been selected as a Research Center in NCI Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC).  The pilot project should engage Stanford community (see eligibility) who are not currently part of the U54 grant but have novel ideas that apply principles of systems biology to tumor immunology.
Eligibility: 
Stanford faculty with UTL, MCL, NTLR and CE faculty appointments. (Note: CE faculty PI waivers are not needed for internal Stanford funding opportunities.)
Senior postdoctoral fellows (with a minimum of two year) with a faculty mentor
Clinical fellows with a faculty mentor
Research associates with a faculty mentor
Instructors with a faculty mentor
Applications will be accepted from targeted schools (Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities & Sciences) and Departments (Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering, Applied Physics, Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Materials Science) to support a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer systems biology research. 
Questions? Contact Theresa McCann at tmccann@stanford.edu
Deadline-EXTENDEDSept. 5, 2018, 5 p.m.
Guidelines:
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/ccsb.html

2019 SPARK Pilot Grants
Request for Proposals
Amount of Funding: Typical grants range between $15,000 and $50,000 per year and depend on the individual proposal. Awards will be granted for the period from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. 
Purpose: The Stanford SPARK program is a unique partnership between the university and industry. The purpose of SPARK is to provide the education and mentorship necessary to advance research discoveries from the bench to the bedside. SPARK provides access to specialized knowledge and technical expertise regarding drug and diagnostic development, and sources of funding to support translational efforts. Those receiving SPARK Pilot Grants must agree to active participation in the program. At least one team member must attend weekly SPARK seminars held on Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30pm. For more information on SPARK, please visit: sparkmed.stanford.edu.
Areas of interest: Any clinical indication will be considered, with special targeted funds for child and maternal health and dermatology.
Topic areas: translational research; help advance novel therapeutics and diagnostics to the clinic or commercial sector;promote efficient, cost-effective and innovative approaches to drug discovery and development
Eligibility:
-Stanford faculty with UTL, MCL, NTLR and CE faculty* appointments
-Instructors and Clinical Instructors are also eligible
-Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars (clinical and non-clinical) are required to include a PI eligible faculty member as co-PI on the application.
*CE faculty PI waivers are not needed for internal funding opportunities
Questions? Contact Sun Young Kim, Ph.D., SPARK Program Manager, at sunykim@stanford.edu 
Deadline: Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, 6 p.m.
Guidelines

Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) 
Clinician Educator (CE) Grants Program
Amount of funding:
 up to $35,000 for one year
Purpose:
The Clinician Educator (CE) Grants Program is here to encourage, develop, and support CE’s to pursue clinical research studies that promote their ability to achieve external funding. Applications may include involvement of other Allied Health Professionals. The program seeks innovative, well-developed proposals that pursue clinical research relevant to their clinical practice related to maternal child health research.
Eligibility: Clinical Instructor, Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Professors.
All applicants must be a CHRI Member*, or his/her Primary Research Mentor must be a CHRI Member*.
A Primary Research Mentor must be identified for Clinical Instructor & Assistant professors.
PI waivers are not needed for internal Stanford funding opportunities.
Visiting scholars are not eligible.
All applicants must have legal residence in the United States. (Applicants with H or J visas are eligible).
*CHRI Membership Application at http://chri.stanford.edu/how-to-apply.edu/
Types of research: All applicants must have or plan on having a focus on maternal child health research, or wish to expand their interest in maternal child health research. Research must be primarily related to maternal child health. Child refers to the expectant mother, oocyte, zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, child, and/or adolescent.
The following areas of research are eligible:
-Patient-oriented research
-Epidemiological and behavioral studies
-Outcomes research and health services research
Questions?  Contact: CHRI Administration (chri_admin@stanford.edu, 650-724-6891)
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2018, 5 p.m.
Guidelines

Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI)
Pilot Grants Program
The Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) Pilot Grants funds innovative maternal and child1 health-focused clinical and translational research in the following categories:
Category I:     Pilot Early Career ($35K)-
Instructors, Assistant Professors
Category II:    New Ideas for Mid/Senior Investigators ($35K)
-Associate Professors and Full Professors
General eligibility: 
All applicants must have, or plan on, having a focus on maternal child** health research.
All applicants must be a CHRI Member*, or his/her Primary Research Mentor must be a CHRI Member*.
A Primary Research Mentor must be identified for instructors or assistant professors.
All applicants must have legal residence in the United States (Applicants with H or J visas are eligible).
*CHRI Membership Application at http://chri.stanford.edu/how-to-apply.edu/  
Not eligible: Clinician Educators (CEs); Visiting scholars to Stanford; Senior Research Scientists, Research Associates/Assistants (see the guidelines for additional details)
**Types of research: Research must be primarily related to maternal child health. Child refers 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 Administration (chri_admin@stanford.edu, 650-724-6891)
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2018, 5 p.m.
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

Mechanisms and Innovations in Vascular 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:
Oct. 1, 2018 (two slots) apply by Aug. 26
Dec. 1, 2018 (one slot) apply by Oct. 28
Guidelines

Stanford Child Health Research Institute (CHRI)
Postdoctoral Support Program
Amount of funding: $75K/yr for up to 2 years.
Purpose: This grant provides salary-only support for postdoctoral fellows for up to two years (non-competitive renewal) in support of a specific project related to maternal and/or child health.
Note: Medical fellows (MD or equivalent) training in a clinical fellowship program should not apply through this mechanism.
Types of Research-Research must be primarily related to maternal child health. Child refers 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. 
Eligibility:
Eligibility is limited to first through third year postdoctoral fellows (applicant must be in their first through third year at time of application).
Priority is given to applicants in the first and second year of postdoctoral training at Stanford
Third year applicants are eligible to apply for up to 1.5 years of funding to support the remainder of their third year, and through their fourth year. Third year applicants must justify how this funding will help their career path. e.g. facilitate a change into a new field, etc..
All applicants must have legal residence in the United States (Applicants with H or J visas are eligible).
See the guidelines for other criteria
Mentor: The postdoc’s primary research mentor must be a CHRI Member* and one of the following:
MD, MD/PhD, or PhD whose primary focus is maternal and/or child health research.
MD, MD/PhD, or PhD who wishes to expand his/her interest in maternal and/or child health research.
*CHRI Membership Application at http://chri.stanford.edu/how-to-apply.edu/
Questions? Contact: CHRI Administration (chri_admin@stanford.edu, 650-724-6891)
Deadline: Sept. 4, 2018, 5 p.m.
Guidelines

Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Interdisciplinary Scholar Award (Postdoctoral fellowship)
Funding is guaranteed for the first of a two year award period. Funding starts on January 1. A second year of funding will be awarded based on a progress report submitted towards the end of the first year.
Funding is restricted to support investigative activities that are focused in the interdisciplinary neurosciences, which may include basic science, translational and applied science, and the social sciences, and that are conducted under the direction of a Stanford University faculty member.
Eligibility: The applicant must be appointed as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University at the time the award begins. (see the guidelines) Applicants must hold an MD, a PhD and/or a DVM/VMD degree(s).
The faculty mentor/sponsor must be appointed at Stanford University. Acting and consulting appointees are not eligible to be sponsors. A co-sponsor is not required. If a co-sponsor is included in the project, he/she must have a faculty appointment at Stanford. Acting and consulting appointees are not eligible to be co-sponsors. Faculty sponsors and co-sponsors must be Stanford Neurosciences Institute Faculty Affiliates. Any interested Stanford faculty member is invited to JOIN the neurosciences institute
Foreign scholars may have J-1 (receiving stipends) or H1B visas (receiving salary). Citizenship is not a selection factor.
A faculty sponsor may not have more than one funded Neurosciences Institute fellow at a time.
faculty member may sponsor one (1) application and/or serve as a co-sponsor on no more than two (2) applications per cycle
(See the guidelines for additional criteria)
Questions? Contact Roula El-Asmar at roula@stanford.edu 
Deadline: Sept. 4, 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

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
The Helena Anna Henzl-Gabor Young Women in Science Fund For Postdoctoral Scholars Travel Gran
t
Amount of funding: Awards may be given in amounts up to $2,000 based on the detailed expenses submitted. Total awards given and funding levels may vary depending on the size and strength of the applicant pool. Please Note: Awards will not be made on a retroactive basis (i.e., for meetings attended prior to December 1st of this award cycle).
Eligibility:The Henzl-Gabor Travel Grant is open to both men and women who are currently appointed Postdoctoral Research Scholars in the School of Medicine and School of Humanities & Sciences (see guidelines for additional criteria). Applicants must have completed an MD or PhD degree within the past six years of fund application submission. Applicants must be US Citizens, permanent residents or naturalized citizens and already be appointed in a Stanford postdoc position by the application deadline.
Research and scientific activities of applicants should be in the areas of human biology, chemistry, pharmacology, or medicine. Preference given to research involving oncology, specifically mechanisms of tumor growth, development of metastases, and the effects of nutrition on development of neoplastic processes.
Questions? For questions regarding this travel grant, please click here to use Stanford' HelpSU system to submit your inquiry.
Deadline: Oct. 22, 2018
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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