Research Management Group (RMG)

The Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection (ITI)
Co-sponsored by the Dean’s Office and Child Health Research Institute (CHRI)

Interdisciplinary Research Awards:
Faculty Seed Grants
Young Investigator Awards

This is an internal Stanford funding opportunity. Please see the revised information about ITI membership requirement >> and the Young Investigator Award letters >>.

Internal deadline:    Oct. 1, 2014, 5: 30 p.m.
(see internal submission guidelines below)

Amount of funding:

Faculty Seed Grants: One year, $50,000 seed grants
Young Investigator Awards: one year, $25,000 awards


The Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection at Stanford University is pleased to announce a call for proposals for seed grant funding to support groundbreaking studies in the general areas of immunity, transplantation, and infection. The Institute will give preference to grant applications that are interdisciplinary and that have a disease focus. We particularly wish to encourage proposals to address pressing issues in pediatrics and obstetrics, transplant tolerance, allergies, infectious diseases, autoimmunity, aging and new methods for analyzing blood and other clinical samples.


Other Requirements (REVISED)

Internal submission guidelines

By Oct. 1, 2014, 5:30p.m., please submit one PDF file containing the following in the order listed below via email attachment to:

Michele King
Program Manager
Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection (ITI)

File name:   Last name_ITI_Interdisciplinary.pdf

A) Cover Page
The Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection (ITI)
Interdisciplinary Research Awards
Select one: Faculty Seed Grant or Young Investigator Award
Project Title
Names of PI and co-investigator(s) with rank, departments, contact information (address, phone, email)

B) Scientific Proposal (Sections 1-4 must not exceed 5 pages)
Format: single-spaced, Arial 11 fonts, with one inch margins throughout
References are not included in the 5 page limit. However, figures are included in the 5 page limit.
1. Introduction
2. Specific Aims
3. Preliminary Data
4. Experimental design and methods

C) Budget
you do not have to work with your RPM to prepare your budget.

D) NIH bio-sketches (4 page version) for all named faculty members
and a CV for Young Investigator Award applicants
Include current and pending other support, name of sponsor, term, amount of funding

E) (REVISED) For Young Investigators award applicants ONLY:

Please include the following 3 letters in the PDF file (printed on department letterhead addressed to the ITI internal review committee):
1. Letter of endorsement from the faculty sponsor
2. Recommendation letter
3. Recommendation letter

Selection Process
Your proposals will be reviewed by an internal review committee. The review process is confidential. The applications will be selected for funding on the basis of their potential for stimulating new, interdisciplinary research in the general area of infectious diseases, transplantation, and/or immunology. Part of the evaluation for the seed grants will be an assessment of the likelihood that a research project will attract new or additional extramural funding.



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