Faculty Scholar Program

LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) DEADLINE: Monday, February 21, 2022 - 11:59 PM PST

FULL PROPOSAL (by invitation) DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 23, 2022 -11:59 PM PST

MCHRI MCHRI Faculty Scholar Awards support mid to late Assistant, or early Associate Professor* appointed as Non-Tenure Line, Research (NTLR), University Tenure Line (UTL) or University Medical Line (UML) Faculty as follows:

  • $100,000 per year for up to 5 years;
  • The funds should be used primarily to support the PI’s salary and benefits, and secondarily to support research expenses. 
     

* Early Associate Professor is defined as “within the first three years or the first term”

The Faculty Scholar awards are funded by Stanford University School of Medicine endowments and subject to the 23% CFF required by the Board of Trustees and payable from unrestricted funds.  Unrestricted non-donor funds should be used to satisfy CFF obligations. 

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Key Dates

Action Date
Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline Monday, February 21, 2022
Notification of Selected LOIs April 2022
Full Proposal (by invitation) Deadline Monday, May 23, 2022
Notification of Awards July 2022
Award Start Date September 1, 2022

*Submit your letter of intent (LOI) with biosketch and other support page submitted as one PDF at the link above, per the application instructions. You do not need to submit your LOI via your RPM.  

**UML applicants should only apply for either the Harman or Faculty Scholar RFA, not both. If an applicant applies for both mechanisms, their application may not be accepted.

Forms for Applicants

Funding Amount

MCHRI Faculty Scholar Awards support mid to late Assistant, or early Associate Professor* appointed as Non-Tenure Line, Research (NTLR), University Tenure Line (UTL) or University Medical Line (UML) Faculty as follows:
$100,000 per year for up to 5 years;

The funds should be used primarily to support the PI’s salary and benefits, and secondarily to support research expenses.

The Faculty Scholar awards are funded by Stanford University School of Medicine endowments and subject to the 23% CFF required by the Board of Trustees and payable from unrestricted funds.  Unrestricted non-donor funds should be used to satisfy CFF obligations. 

* Early Associate Professor is defined as “within the first three years or the first term”$100,000 per year for up to 5 years

General Eligibility

To be eligible for the award, the applicant must meet these criteria:

  • Hold a NTLR, UTL or UML faculty appointment
  • Be a member of MCHRI. Visit here to apply for MCHRI Membership.
  • Have a track record of focusing the majority of their research uniquely on maternal or child health.
  • Have not previously held a Faculty Scholar Award (from any source) or an MCHRI Harman award.

Selection Criteria: 

  • Individuals at a critical juncture in their academic career where the Faculty Scholar award will help secure or bridge extramural funding will be prioritized.
  • Significant maternal and child health impact.
  • Track record in securing extramural funding.
    • The adjudication committee will take into consideration current funding and any grants, e.g. R21, R01 or equivalent (DP2) under development or review.
    • If awarded by MCHRI, the duration and award amount may be modified depending on the PI’s current funding.Hold a NTLR, UTL or UML faculty appointment within the University

 

Funding Rates

YEAR LOI Applicants Invited Full Proposal Applicants Grants Awarded  Funding Rate Total Awarded
FY 21* 14 10 3 21% $1,415,000

*Starting FY21, applicants are required to submit a letter of intent (LOI). Selected applicants are then invited to submit full proposals for the program.

 

YEAR # of Applications # of Awards Funding Rate Total Awarded
FY20 11 4 36% $1,800,000
FY19 14 5 36% $2,500,000
FY18 24 5 21% $2,500,000
FY17 22 2 9% $800,000
FY16 17
4
24% $2,000,000
 FY15 - - - -
FY14 11 6 55% $3,000,000
FY13 7
2
29% $1,000,000
FY12 11
3
27% $1,300,000

Awards

Visit the Faculty Scholar 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.

FAQs

Visit Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Program Co-Chairs

Deborah E. Addicott - John A. Kriewall and Elizabeth A. Haehl Family Professor of Pediatrics
Harold K. Faber Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Associate Dean, Maternal and Child Health and Professor, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact

Please contact MCHRI Administration at mchri_admin@stanford.edu or 650-724-0279 with any questions.