Clinician Educator Grants

DEADLINE: Monday, October 4, 2021 - 11:59 PM PT

No late applications will be accepted.

The Clinician Educator (CE) Grants Program aims to encourage, develop, and support CEs to pursue impactful and meaningful clinical research for the area of the proposed work. Applications may include involvement of other Allied Health Professionals.

Types of Research 

Research must be primarily related to maternal child health. “Child” refers to the expectant mother, oocyte, zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, child, and/or adolescent. 

The following areas of research are eligible: 

  • Patient-oriented research
  • Epidemiological and behavioral studies
  • Outcomes research and health services research

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Action Date
Application Deadline October 4, 2021
Notification of Awards December 2021
Award Start Date January 1, 2022

The performance period is 12 months and the project proposed must be feasible within this timeframe.

Forms for Applicants

Funding Amount

Up to $35,000 for one year

General Eligibility

  • All Clinician Educators (CE) at the rank of Clinical Instructor or above can apply
  • All applicants must have or plan on having a focus on maternal child health research, or wish to expand their interest in maternal child health research
  • A Primary Research Mentor is required for Clinical Instructors & Clinical Assistant Professors.
  • All applicants must continue to be appointed at the Clinical Instructor rank or above for the duration of the award, including any extensions.
  •  A Mentor Support Form is required from the Primary Research Mentor for Clinical Instructors & Clinical Assistant Professors. Upon creation of an Online Application Record by the applicant (we encourage applicants to create a record at least 4 weeks prior to submission deadline), the Primary Research Mentor will receive an automated email with a unique link to complete the Mentor Support Form. 
  • The applicant and mentor are required to be MCHRI Members to apply for this grant. The mentor should be at the Associate Professor or Professor rank.
  • A primary research mentor is not required for Associate Professor and Professor ranks. The Mentor Support Form is optional. However, if you select ‘yes’ when submitting your Online Application Record and choose to designate a primary research mentor, your mentor will be required to submit the Mentor Support Form.
  • Projects must be novel to the field (i.e., not previously described in literature) but can be a continuation or expansion of the investigator’s current research.

Reviewer Form

Funding Rates

Year # of Applications
#of Awards Funding Rate
Total Awarded
FY 21 25 32% $259,194
FY 20 42 16 38% $555,000
FY 19 32 12 38% $393,000
FY 18 18 6 33% $171,026
FY 17 12 5 42% $125,000
FY 16 6 2 33% $50,000
FY 15 12 5 42% $124,500


Visit the Clinician Educator Awards page.

No-Cost Extension

If the project is not completed within 12 months due to unforeseen circumstances, a no-cost extension (NCX) of up to 6 additional months may be requested (total study period not to exceed 18 months). Please complete a No-Cost Extension Request Form

Policy Updates

Visit Policy Updates for more information.


Visit Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Program Panel Chairs

Bertil Glader, MD
Professor, Pediatrics (Hematology & Oncology)

Deirdre J. Lyell, MD
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine) 


Please contact MCHRI Administration at or 650-724-0279 with any questions.