FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Programs for Postdoctoral, and/or Clinical Fellows, and Faculty

 

Deadline: January 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm PT

For faculty

Office of International Affairs (OIA): International Research Exploration Fund-Call for Proposals

Purpose: The Office of International Affairs International Research Exploration Fund is intended to help faculty develop new programs and initiatives that demonstrate "proof-of-concept" for further university or external funding. OIA seed grants have helped faculty address numerous early-stage research challenges, such as the unavailability of external funds to bring a collaborator to Stanford, especially from developing countries, the need to travel to the field to establish and accelerate partnerships with global collaborators, and the lack of funding to bring graduate students into the field to assist with and expand new research sites.

In short, these grants are intended to facilitate collaboration among faculty and students and to foster new relationships at Stanford and with research partners all over the world.

Eligibility:

•         Faculty who are members of the Academic Council or faculty from the Medical Center Line

•         Faculty members who have an active OIA grant in Academic Year 16-17 are not eligible

Questions? Contact Pauline Larmaraud at plarm@stanford.edu

More Information & Submission Guidelines Here

Deadline: February 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm PT

For faculty

Wallace H. Coulter Translational Research Grant Program at Stanford University: Stanford Coulter-Translation Research Grants

Purpose: To support collaborative translational research projects involving 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. 

Eligibility:

•         Each proposal must have at least two co-investigators:

o   One with a full, joint, or courtesy UTL, MCL, NTLR, or CE faculty appointment in a clinical department in the School of Medicine

o   One with a full, joint, o courtesy UTL, MCL, or NTL-Research faculty appointment in the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford

Questions? Contact Linda Lucian at llucian@stanford.edu

Applicants are also encouraged to discuss their projects with the Coulter Program Director, Gordon Saul, at gsaul@stanford.edu before submission

More Information & Submission Guidelines Here

Deadline: February 23, 2018 at 11:59 pm PT

For faculty with PI eligibility

Stanford Catalyst for Collaborative Solutions: Request for Proposals

Purpose: The Stanford Catalyst for Collaborative Solutions is seeking to fund interdisciplinary project teams in its second year of its pilot phase, each team receiving up to $3 million over three years. Proposals should
address significant societal challenges requiring a truly interdisciplinary team to make significant process.
Proposals can -- but are not required to -- fall under one of the Future 10 Grand Challenges**, and they must satisfy the project proposal guidelines. We are looking for bold approaches
with the potential of achieving lasting, high-impact solutions. 
**Future 10 Grand Challenges:
For detailed descriptions of the following challenges see this webpage >>
1. How can we ensure that humanity flourishes in the cities of the future?
2. How can we engineer matter from atomic to macro scales?
3. How can we use autonomy to enable future technologies?
4. How can we use our strength in computation and data analysis to drive innovation?
5. How do we achieve effective yet affordable healthcare everywhere?
6. How do we create synergy between humans and engineered systems?
7. How do we secure everything?
8. How do we sustain the exponential increase in information technology performance?
9. How do we provide humanity with the affordable energy it needs and stabilize the climate?
10. How good can we get at engineering living matter?

Eligibility:

·         The Principal Investigator (PI) must be a Stanford faculty member and be eligible per Stanford policy (faculty with UTL, MCL, or NTLR appts). 

·         Each project team must include the participation of at least one tenure-line (UTL) faculty member from the School of Engineering as the Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI).

·         A faculty member can serve as a Co-PI on, or be associated with, no more than two proposals, but
each faculty member may serve as the PI for only one proposal.

·         Maximum number of Co-PIs per project proposal is 4 (not including the PI)

Questions? Contact Mark Horowitz, Director, at horowitz@ee.stanford.edu or Pinky Medina, Program Administrator, at pinkym@stanford.edu

More information & Submission Guidelines Here

Deadline: March 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm PT

For faculty with PI eligibility

France-Stanford Center of Interdisciplinary Studies (FSCIS): 2018-2019 Collaborative Projects

Purpose: The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies aims to bridge the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, business and law, addressing historical and contemporary issues of significance for France and the United States from a broad range of perspectives. Its programs bring faculty members, researchers and students from across Stanford's departments and schools into contact with colleagues in France, to explore issues of common intellectual concern, to advance collaborative research, and to foster interdisciplinary inquiry. The France-Stanford Center sponsors high quality collaborative research projects likely to foster new linkages and deepen existing connections between French scholars and students and their counterparts at Stanford University.

The France-Stanford Center seeks to fund research projects across all disciplines. Priority will be given to projects with the potential to develop new collaborations involving junior researchers, and to those leading to collaborative work on interdisciplinary issues. Applications must be submitted jointly by researchers affiliated with a French institution and researchers in any Stanford department, as long as they are eligible to serve as principal investigators.

Each project may receive a grant up to $15,000.

Eligibility:

•         Each application must be submitted jointly be researchers affiliated with a French institution and researchers in any Stanford department, as long as they are eligible to search as principle investigators

o   The phrase “French institution” is intended to be interpreted broadly, encompassing public and private universities, public technical universities, institutes of technologies and autonomous scientific higher education institutes, Grandes Ecoles, government agencies and organizations, and nongovernmental organizations.

o   Please note, moreover, that applicants based at a French institution and seeking to do research at Stanford need not possess French citizenship. Likewise, applicants based at Stanford and seeking to do research in France need not possess U.S. citizenship.

Questions? Contact the Center Director, Amalia Kessler, at akessler@law.stanford.edu

Or the Program Coordinator, Isabelle Collignon, at francestanford@stanford.edu

More Information & Submission Guidelines Here

Deadline: March 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm PT

For faculty who are eligible to become Bio-X affiliates

Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives: Seed Grant Program – Round 9

Purpose: These awards provide seed funding for high-risk, high-reward collaborative proposals including basic research leading to fundamental discoveries, as well as innovative technology, relating to human health.

Amount of funding: up to $100,000 a year for two years

Letters of intent must involve PIs affiliated with Stanford Bio-X in at least two different disciplines.

Eligibility:

•         Faculty who are eligible to become Stanford Bio-X affiliates and apply for this RFP:

o   Regular tenured or tenure-line faculty (UTL/University Tenure Line)

o   Medical Center Line (MCL) faculty

o   Non-Tenure Line/Research (NTLR) faculty – only eligible if at least one other PI on the LOI has a UTL or MCL appointment

•         *How to become a Bio-X affiliate webpage >>

Questions? Contact the Cici Huber at chuber@stanford.edu

More Information & Submission Guidelines Here

Deadline: Applications accepted at any time; flexibility in the start date of the program

For residents, fellows, and faculty

Center for Health Policy (CHP)/ Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR): VA Fellowship in Health Services Research and Development

We are occasionally able to fund one position for individuals applying within a year of the anticipated matriculation date. If you are interested in applying to the fellowship after the listed deadline dates, please contact Ranak Trivedi at Ranak.Trivedi@va.gov.

Purpose: The Fellowship Program in Health Services Research and Development seeks to train physicians and postdoctoral scholars who will become leaders in health services research and primary care research and education. The program of study during the fellowship is flexible and accommodates a variety of career goals. The primary focus of the program is to provide research skills needed for a career in academic medicine. The main areas of research are clinical decision making, decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, outcomes research, guideline development, quality of life assessment, and secondary database analysis. Postdocs who complete the fellowship will also be skilled in clinical care and teaching. 

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. The VA is an equal opportunity employer.

Questions? Contact Soka Keo at skeo@stanford.edu

More Information & Submission Guidelines Here

Deadline: Applications accepted at any time; flexibility in the start date of the program

For residents, fellows, and faculty

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

Purpose: 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. The VA is an equal opportunity employer.

Questions? Contact Soka Keo at skeo@stanford.edu

More Information & Submission Guidelines Here

Deadline: Letters of intent can be submitted anytime. Applicants will be notified within 21 days of submission.

For residents, fellows, and faculty

Intermountain-Stanford Collaboration Grants: Requests for Letters of Intent for Travel Award

 Purpose: 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 with University-tenure line (UTL), Medical Center Line (MCL), Non-tenure line-Research (NTL-R), or Clinician Educators (CE) faculty appointments
  • Applicants who have received the travel award in the past may re-apply for support for additional travel, but should include in their application a justification for additional travel. It is expected that successful collaboration efforts resulting from the travel grants will be followed by application for funding from other sources, which may include an Intermountain Healthcare-Stanford Collaboration Grant Request for Proposals.

Questions? Contact intermountain-stanford-collab@stanford.edu.

More Information & Submission Guidelines Here