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 80 internal Stanford funding opportunities offered throughout the year:
Download list >>   Excel  (11/16/2016)

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 (including faculty)
For Postdoctoral and/or Clinical Fellows-fellowships and training programs
For Graduate Students
For Medical Students

 
Programs For faculty

The Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging-Stanford University School of Medicine
Glenn Center Seed Grants

Amount of funding: $50,000/year for 2 years
Eligibility: Stanford faculty with PI eligibility (those with UTL, MCL, NTLR appointments). Current seed grant awardees are not eligible.
Purpose: The goal of The Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging is to promote research in the basic biology of the aging process. We seek proposals for research that examines the fundamental mechanisms of aging and longevity and the mechanisms by which the aging process contributes to the development of age-related diseases. The primary goal of these grants is to create opportunities for faculty to develop pilot projects that are currently unfunded and that have the potential to provide preliminary data for applications for extramural funding.
Questions? Contact Sheri Jungers at sjungers@stanford.edu
Deadline: Dec. 30, 2016, 5 p.m.
Guidelines

Clayman Institute for Gender Research
Faculty Research Fellowship

Up to $7,500 Up to 12 awards. Two fellowships will be supported by the Iris Litt, M.D. Fund for faculty ih medical and biological field.
Institute's theme, "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century.” See the guidelines for examples of topics.
Eligibility: Stanford Faculty who are members of the Academic Council and Members of the Medical Center Line who are also Faculty Affiliates* of the Clayman Institute. All disciplines are eligible-- including the humanities, social sciences, science and engineering, business, law, and medicine
*How to become a faculty affiliate webpage >>
Questions? Contact Wendy Skidmore at wskid@stanford.edu
Deadline: Jan. 19, 2017
Overview
Application details

France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (FSCIS)
2017-2018 Collaborative Projects

$15,000 for one year for academic year 2017-2018
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
Questions? Contact Isabelle Collignon at francestanford@stanford.edu
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Guidelines

France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (FSCIS)
2017-2018 Conferences

Eligibility: Stanford faculty from all disciplines with PI eligibility.
Conferences, to be held at Stanford or at any French research institution, should address significant issues of common interest to scholars from France and Stanford, and particularly, but not exclusively, those subject to differences of disciplinary or interdisciplinary approach in or between the two countries.
Please note that in selecting conferences to fund, the Center gives some weight to ensuring an overall balance between (1) conferences held at Stanford and those held in France and (2) those primarily concerning the sciences and those primarily concerning the humanities.
Disciplines: humanities, social sciences, sciences (including biomedical research), engineering, business and law
Questions? Contact Isabelle Collignon at francestanford@stanford.edu
Deadline: March 15, 2017
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.
If selected, funds will be designated to reimburse travel expenses, such as round trip coach airfare, accommodations, per diem meals, ground transportation, and parking. The travel award will be available for a single trip within 6 months of the award date; travel must be completed with documentation submitted in that timeframe and within 2 months of completing the travel. All unexpended funds will be forfeited, if not spent within the 6-month period.
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 University-tenure line (UTL), Medical Center Line (MCL) , Non-tenure line-Research (NTL-R), or Clinician Educators (CE) appointments]
Questions regarding your research project: contact a co-chair of the Collaborative Committee:
Dr. David Larson at david.larson@stanford.edu or Dr. Raj Srivastava at raj.srivastava@imail.org
Letters of intent can be submitted anytime
Guidelines

Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (SNSF)*
Bio/Medical Mini Seed Grants
*Note: Stanford Nano Center (SNC) & Stanford Nanocharacterization Laboratory (SNL) have combined to form SNSF
Amount of funding: Maximum request up to $10,000, usually $2,000 - $5,000 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 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 WSDM* (Women and Sex Differences in Medicine) Center
Seed Grants for Biological/Medical Research on Sex Differences and/or Women’s Health

Amount of funding: $20,000 to $50,000
Eligibility: Each proposal should include at least one School of Medicine faculty (Full, Associate, Assistant Professor) or Instructor and an additional Stanford University faculty from a second department (from any school; however, this should not be a department in which the SOM faculty has a joint appointment – i.e. at least two different departments should be represented.)
The proposed Principal Investigator (PI) must be on the UTL, NTLR or MCL faculty line, or an Instructor. (CEs are not eligible.) They are particularly eager for School of Medicine faculty to collaborate with faculty from departments other than their own and/or from the other 6 Stanford Schools (e.g. Engineering, Humanities and Science, Law, Education, Graduate School of Business, and Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences).
Purpose: WSDM aims to promote basic and translational, clinical, and population health research on sex (and gender) differences and women’s health at Stanford University School of Medicine (SoM), and to facilitate research collaborations on these topics among SoM Departments and across Stanford University.
Questions? Contact TO Preising at preising@stanford.edu
Deadline: Dec. 9, 2016, 9 a.m.
Guidelines

Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (PICI) @ Stanford Medicine
Bedside to Bench Grant Program Call for Proposals

Amount of funding: Awards will be funded for TWO YEARS, with possibility of renewal, with an earliest start date of April 1, 2017. Awards up to $200,000 direct costs ($100,000 per year, with 15% IDC to be added for a total of $115,000 per year.)
This supports early stage projects that will enhance interdisciplinary basic and translational research among the Stanford scientific community in Cancer Immunotherapy
Eligibility: The RFA is open to all members of the Stanford University faculty with University (UTL), Medical Center (MCL), Non-tenure line Research (NTLR) and Clinician Educator (CE) faculty appointments.
Note: Clinician Educator (CE) faculty PI waivers are not needed for internal funding opportunities.
Clinical Instructors and Instructors may apply (with a faculty collaborator)
All proposals must involve at least one basic science and one clinical investigator.
Questions? Contact Elisabeth Einaudi at eeinaudi@stanford.edu
Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) internal deadline: Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, 5 p.m.
Guidelines
For general information about PICI see this webpage >>

Stanford Medicine & the Muse Program: 
2017-2018 Research & Scholarly Project Grants in the Medical Humanities and the Arts;
Special Emphasis on Frankenstein@200 
Call for Proposals
Amount of funding: $1,000 to $5,000
Eligibility:
Stanford faculty, Stanford students-undergraduate, graduate and medical students (with a faculty mentor), Postdoctoral and medical fellows (with a faculty mentor) Instructors (with a faculty collaborator), Research associates (with a faculty collaborator)
Medical Humanities and the Arts invites applications for individual and collaborative research and scholarly projects that address the various ethical, societal, medical, and cultural questions in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  Collaborative projects which include people from more than one department or program are of particular interest.
Questions? Contact Jacqueline Genovese at jmgeno@stanford.edu
Deadline: Jan. 20, 2017, 5 p.m.
Guidelines

France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (FSCIS)
2017-2018 Visiting Junior Scholar Fellowship

Amount of funding: up to $7,000
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. These may be Stanford-based scholars seeking a research visit at a French institution or scholars based in a French institution seeking a research visit at Stanford.
(2) Postdoctoral students. These may be Stanford-based postdocs seeking a research visit at a French institution or postdocs based in a French-institution seeking a research visit at Stanford.
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 francestanford@stanford.edu
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Guidelines

TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
Education energyCatalyst 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 fieldtrips, 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

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) and the Asia-Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policy (APO)
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developing Asia Health Policy

Eligibility: They welcome applications from recent PhDs (degree conferred within the past 3 years – 2014, 2015, 2016– or to be conferred by August 2017) who are nationals of countries in the Asia-Pacific region; applicants from low-income and lower-middle-income countries are preferred. Applicants are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as public health, demography, sociology, political science, economics, anthropology, public policy, law, health services research and related fields.
The Fellowship carries a stipend that is commensurate with Stanford policy, economy round-trip airfare, modest relocation allowance, and research expenses. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence at Stanford for 9 to 12 months, beginning September 2017.
Questions? Contact Lisa Lee at llee888@stanford.edu
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2017
Guidelines

Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS)
Postdoctoral fellowships

METRICS is a research-to-action center focused on transforming research practices to improve the quality of scientific studies in biomedicine and beyond.
Eligibility: Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Degree should be conferred at least two months before the start of the appointment. Less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience. A track record of some training and/or publications in fields relevant to meta-research is also required.
Questions? Contact Nelly Elespuru at elespuru@stanford.edu
Deadline: Jan. 19, 2017
Guidelines

Spectrum Child Health
Stanford 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 CHRI 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 CHRI.* ( *Visit http://chri.stanford.edu/ to apply for CHRI Membership) Non-ACGME fellows are eligible provided all other criteria are met.
Question? Contact spectrumchildhealth@stanford.edu
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017
Guidelines

Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (CVI)
Cardiovascular Imaging Postdoctoral Fellowship Training at Stanfoord (T32 Training Program)
One position is available (with a start date of Oct. 15, 2016)
This is a T32 training program funded by the NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
Applications accepted anytime
Questions? Contact Ingrid Ibarra at iibarra@stanford.edu
Guidelines

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

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)
Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)
Sports Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship

To study the neurobiology of cycling-based exercise using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)
Proposals accepted on an ongoing basis. See the guidelines for eligibility.
Questions? Contact Reiko Rain Riley at reikor@stanford.edu
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

France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (FSCIS)
2017-2018 Visiting Student Researcher Fellowships for Graduate Students

Amount of funding: up to $7,000
Eligibility:
1) Graduate students* affiliated with a French institution who are interested in pursuing a course of research at Stanford
2) Stanford Graduate students interest in undertaking research or pursuing an internship at a French institution (including universities, non-governmental organizations, and corporations, to name but a few).
*Applicants must be graduate students – i.e., they must be pursuing either a master’s or doctoral degree.
Visiting Student Researchers are expected to pursue projects that will take on the order of 2 to 4 months to complete. The maximum funding available for a 2-month project (i.e. most summer projects) is $5,000. Projects lasting 3 months may be funded up to a maximum of $6,000 and those lasting 4 months up to $7,000.
Disciplines: humanities, social sciences, sciences (including biomedical research), engineering, business and law
Questions? Contact Isabelle Collignon at francestanford@stanford.edu
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Guidelines

Medical Students

See the Stanford Medicine & the Muse Program above >>

Undergraduate Students

Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program
This program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to conduct hands-on research, build awareness of interdisciplinary areas, and network with Bio-X faculty.
Eligibility: Stanford undergraduate students are eligible to participate and should be in communication with Bio-X affiliated faculty (click here >> for the complete list)
See the guidelines for other details.
Question? Contact: Gabriella Martelion Herman at biox_undergrads@stanford.edu
Deadline: Dec. 8, 2016, 5 p.m.
Guidelines:
https://biox.stanford.edu/usrp2017

France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (FSCIS)
2017-2018 Undergraduate Fellowship

Amount of funding: up to $7,000
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.
Disciplines: humanities, social sciences, sciences (including biomedical research), engineering, business and law
Questions? Contact Isabelle Collignon at francestanford@stanford.edu
Deadline: January 18, 2017
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