CARE Seed Grant

Due to the generosity of our donors, CARE has awarded 29 Seed Grants to pioneering scientists across a multitude of disciplines seeking early-stage funding to pursue innovative research on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AsA-NHPI) health.

These grants have given CARE investigators the freedom to explore their most promising and Uniquely Stanford research ideas, which nurture and expand Stanford Medicine's exceptional capacity for innovation in precision AsA-NHPI health. These funds are particularly helpful in promoting collaborations across disciplines and supporting the collection of pilot data to achieve further grant funding. This strategy has been successful in launching and nurturing new AsA-NHPI health research projects, and has allowed researchers to accumulate sufficient “proof-of-concept” data to apply competitively for follow-on research funding, both in the form of philanthropic investment and traditional public and/or private grant funding from the NIH, AHA, and others.

Every year, CARE releases a Call for Applications in early December with applications due via Slideroom on February 1. Awards are announced on March 1. The award period is for 1 calendar year, typically staring on May 1 and ending on April 30.

Applications for the 2024 Seed Grant cycle are due February 1. The application can be accessed via Slideroom here: 

CARE 2023 Seed Grant Awardees

Che-Hong Chen, PhD

A public health education and awareness initiative on alcohol flushing and alcohol-related cancer in Asian communities

Karl Lorenz, MD, MSHS

Palliative Care in Neuro-Oncology among Chinese/Chinese-American Patients and Caregivers

David Rehkopf, ScD, MPH

Investigating the intersections of gestational blood glucose levels and pre-pregnancy body mass index on the risk of preterm birth among Japanese women

Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD

Cultural Adaptations of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Asian American Autistic Adolescents

CARE 2022 Seed Grant Awardees

Ann Hsing, PhD, MPH

TCM Body Constitution Type in relation to Sleep and Well-being

Anna Chen Arroyo MD, MPH

Dr. Chitra Dinakar Memorial Grant

Characterization of allergic diseases among Asian American children

Bryant Lin, MD, MEng

Grace Yoo, PhD, MPH

Impact of COVID-19 on Social Support, Health and Quality of Life

Huiqiong Deng, MD, PhD

A survey study of Asian college student mental health during COVID in the U.S.

Justin Ko, MD, MBA

Supporting Development of Inclusive AI/ML through Expanded Asian ​​DDI Dataset

Jochen Profit, MD, MPH

Birth experiences of Vulnerable Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs)

CARE 2021 Seed Gift Awardees

Suzan Carmichael, MS, Ph

Impact of Body Mass Index on Maternal Health Among API women in California

Linda Geng, MD, PhD

Improving recognition of underdiagnosed and rare diseases in Asians

Matthew Wheeler, MD

Genetics of Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Asian Populations

Richard Neil Zare, PhD

Screening Ginger's Secondary Metabolites for Anti-ferroptosis Activity

Malathi Srinivasan, MD

Dietary patterns and cardiometabolic health associations among Asian Americans

Stephan Rogalla, MD, PhD

Identifying the Role of Cellular Neighborhoods in Gastric Carcinogenesis

Randall Stafford, MD, PhD

Traditional Chinese Medicine Strategies for Sleep Problems

Joshua M. Spin, MD, PhD

Securinine in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

CARE 2020 Seed Gift Awardees

Ying Lu

An Electronic Data Capture System for Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinics

Ranak Trivedi

Khuller-Kochikar Seed Grant

Assessing caregiving and social networks among South Asian women living with breast cance

Uchechukwu Megwalu

Stanford Cancer Institute Seed Grant

Clinical Presentation and Outcomes of Well-differentiated Thyroid Cancer in Filipinos

Freeborn Rwere

Screening and enzymatic characterization for CYP2C19 variants found in Asians

Karen Eggleston

Comparative economic analysis of diabetes in South Asia

CARE 2019 Seed Gift Awardees

Alan Louie

Acculturative Family Distance and Mental Health: A Pilot Study of Asian-American Parents of Younger Adolescents

Bertha Chen

Racial differences in fibroid-related symptom severity in Asian vs. Caucasian women seen at Stanford Fibroid Clinic

Robert Huang

ALDH2 Deficiency and Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia in Asian Americans

Benjamin Lindquist

An Innovative Web-Based Gaming Application to Promote Emergency Medical Technicians

Kuldev Singh

Optic Nerve Damage resulting from Myopia in School Aged Children

Ngan Huang

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells as a model of Endothelial Dysfunction in Asians