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 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. (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

 
Programs For faculty

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

Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC)
Pilot Projects

Amount of funding: $50,000 for one year
Revised* eligibility: any established Stanford faculty with PI Eligibility (those with UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research appointments) and *Clinician Educator (CE) line faculty may apply.
Any one investigator is eligible only once for pilot support, unless the additional proposed pilot project constitutes a real departure from his or her ongoing research.
Proposals should describe innovative basic, clinical, behavioral, translational, or epidemiologic research likely to advance an understanding of the basic and clinical underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (including Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body disease); aid in prevention or treatment; or enhance caregiving, community outreach and education.
Questions? Contact Nusha Ashkari at askarin@stanford.edu
Deadline: Feb. 3, 2017
Revised guidelines >>

The Wallace H. CoulterTranslational Research Grant Program at Stanford University
Stanford Coulter-Translational Research Grants

Amount of funding: $100,000 direct costs for one year
Eligibility: Each proposal must have at least two co-investigators:
-one with a full, joint, or courtesy UTL, MCL, and NTL-Research faculty appointment in the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford
-and at least one with a full, joint, or courtesy UTL, MCL, NTL-Research or Clinician Educator (CE) faculty* appointment in a clinical department in the School of Medicine. [*Note: CE faculty PI waivers are not needed for internal Stanford funding opportunities]
To support collaborative translational research projects that involve co-investigators from the Department of Bioengineering and a clinical department in the School of Medicine. The goal of this program is to encourage research that addresses unmet clinical needs and leads to improvements in health care and to commercial products. Examples of desirable outcomes include inventions, patents, improved diagnosis and treatment of disease, commercial products, licenses, commercial partnerships and startup companies. The research must relate directly to applications in health care, and the objectives of the project should include an outcome that will benefit patients. Evaluation of proposals will be on the basis of innovation and scientific merit, potential health care impact, technical feasibility and the potential for commercialization.
Questions? Contact Linda Lucian at llucian@stanford.edu. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their projects with the Coulter Program Director, Gordon Saul, at gsaul@stanford.edu before submission.
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017
Guidelines

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

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 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

Stanford Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging (CNI)
Request for Seed Grants for Scan Time (at CNI)

Innovative projects that require up to 30 hours of scanner time for data acquisition will be considered.
Eligibility: Proposed projects must be conducted under the supervision of a PI who is a member of the academic council. Anyone* with a Stanford affiliation who is affiliated with a lab run by a qualified PI can submit a proposal. (*i.e, Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates and other academic staff can submit applications as "lead investigators", but their applications must include a qualified PI.)
Note: CNI is a research, not a medical, facility focused on human cognition.
Innovative projects that require up to 30 hours of scanner time for data acquisition will be considered.
Questions? Contact Bob Dougherty at bobd@stanford.edu or Laima Baltusis at laimab@stanford.edu
Deadline: Jan. 27, 2017
Guidelines

Stanford University School of Medicine Office of Medical Education
Rathmann Family Foundation Educators-4-CARE (E4C)
Medical Education Fellowship in Patient-Centered Care-Call for Applications

Amount of funding: The program will provide $50,000 in salary support for one year, plus up to $5,000 in project support for the fellow’s project.
Eligibility: Stanford faculty (with UTL, MCL, NTLR-with teaching responsibilities, and CE faculty* appointments) and Clinical/Medical Fellows and Chief Residents. [*CE faculty PI waivers are not needed for internal Stanford funding opportunities]
To provide part-time salary support to pursue further study and activities focused on the promotion of patient-centered care in medical education. Areas of focus may include instructional design, curriculum development, or evaluation. Alternatively, individuals may have topical areas of focus, such as clinical skills, compassion and humanism, or professionalism.
Questions? Contact Dr. Lars Osteberg at larso@stanford.edu
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017
Guidelines

Cardiovascular Institute (CVI)
Postdoctoral Travel Award

$750 per awardee
Eligibility: Stanford postdoctoral fellows, Instructors, and Nurses
Applicant must have 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 acknowledge the support source as CVI (see the guidelines)
Question? David Preston at preston@stanford.edu
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017
Guidelines

Spectrum Education Program
KL2 Mentored Career Development Program

provides advanced training in clinical and translational research to senior fellows and junior faculty from all health professions. KL2 awardees will receive advanced training in multiple disciplines, including biostatistics, epidemiology, study design, genetics, bioinformatics and bioethics.
The KL2 award provides complete tuition support and partial salary support (75% of the applicable Stanford postgraduate-year stipend scale) for a guaranteed period of two years
Eligibility: residents, fellows, Instructors, and junior faculty (assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof.), (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).
Questions? Contact Veronica Haight at vhaight@stanford.edu or Jessica Meyer at jpmeyer@stanford.edu
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Guidelines

Spectrum Education Program
TL1 Clinical Research Training Program

This program tailored to predoctoral and selected postdoctoral trainees who seek formal training in clinical translational CTR-related methods. The TL1 program requires at least one year of full-time instruction.
Eligibility: medical students, doctoral candidates, and clinical and non-clinical postdoctoral fellows (see the guidelines for additional criteria)
Predoctoral applicants for the TL1 award must be enrolled in a doctoral-level program, either in a CTR-related area (e.g. PhD in Bioinformatics) or in a combined doctoral program that includes an advanced CTR-related degree (e.g., a master’s degree in a CTR field in addition to an MD). Pursuing formal degree-granting work is not a requirement for postdoctoral applicants.
The TL1 award provides limited tuition (up to $16,000/yr) and stipend support (up to $23,376 per year for predoctoral trainees and from $43,692 to $57,504 per year for postdoctoral trainees).
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident by the application deadline (those with visa status are not eligible to apply).
Questions? Contact Veronica Haight at vhaight@stanford.edu or Jessica Meyer at jpmeyer@stanford.edu
Deadline: March 1, 2017
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

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 ChEM-H
Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Program in Quantitative Mechanobiology

The Stanford ChEM-H Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Program in Quantitative Mechanobiology will provide co-mentored, interdisciplinary postdoctoral training under the research theme, “Mechanobiology: How the mechanics of molecules, cells, and tissues regulate biological structure and function.” The program is designed for Ph.D. degree holders from engineering, physical, and life science fields and M.D. degree holders pursuing a research-intensive career.
Eligibility: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or M.D. degree; degree must be completed between December 2015 and May 2017 for Ph.D. applicants; M.D. applicants must be current Stanford fellows; Applicants must be either a US citizen or permanent resident
Questions? Contact Dr. Katherine Alfieri, kalfieri@stanford.edu.
Deadline: March 17, 2017
Guidelines

Department of Pediatrics-Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Pediatric Nonmalignant Hematology and Stem Cell Biology Training Grant Program

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 Stanford faculty member.
Trainees must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Questions? Contact Charlene Larson Rotandi at cdlarson@stanford.edu
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Program overview
*Guidelines and Application

Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (CVI)
Cardiovascular Imaging Postdoctoral Fellowship Training at Stanfoord (T32 Training Program)
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

Stanford Bio-X Graduate Student Fellowships - SIGFs affiliated with SNI and Stanford ChEM-H
The Bio-X Graduate Fellowship Program provides current Stanford graduate students whose research interests are interdisciplinary in nature with three years of funding support.
Applications will be considered for the Stanford Bio-X Bowes Fellowships, Bio-X SIGFs, and SIGFs affiliated with SNI and Stanford ChEM-H. Collectively, 23 Fellowships will be awarded to provide funding for three years beginning Fall Quarter 2017. The Stanford Bio-X Fellowship may not be combined with any other full fellowship awards; those supported by full fellowship sources (e.g. NSF, NIH, SGF) during the 2017-2020 academic years are not eligible to apply. In cases of partial funding, the majority of the applicant's funds should come from the Stanford Bio-X Fellowship and not another source.
Eligibility criteria:
For the Stanford Bio-X Bowes Fellowships, eligible graduate students must be starting their second or third year of a Ph.D. program on September 25, 2017 and officially active in a Ph.D. program by the application deadline (students enrolled in a program that requires a master's degree must also be officially active in a Ph.D. program by the application deadline).
For the Bio-X SIGFs or SIGFs affiliated with SNI or Stanford ChEM-H, eligible graduate students must be starting their second, third, or fourth year of a Ph.D. program on September 25, 2017 and officially active in a Ph.D. program by the application deadline.
Questions? Contact Gabriella Herman, Stanford Bio-X Fellowship Manager, at
bio-x_fellowship_applications@stanford.edu
Deadline: March 6, 2017
For application requirements and guidelines see:
https://biox.stanford.edu/grant/grad2017

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

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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