Faculty Scholar Program

LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) DEADLINE: Monday, March 1, 2021 - 5:00 PM PST

FULL PROPOSAL (by invitation) DEADLINE: Monday, May 31, 2021 - 5:00 PM PST

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 Medical Center Line (MCL) Faculty as follows:

  • $100,000 per year for up to 5 years;
  • Use the resources first for their remuneration and benefits and second to support research costs such that there shall be demonstrable, significant and meritorious scholarship/research activities related to innovation in maternal or child health.

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

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Key Dates

Action Date
Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline Monday, March 1, 2021
Notification of Selected LOIs April 2021
Full Proposal (by invitation) Deadline Monday, May 31, 2021
Notification of Awards July 2021
Award Start Date September 1, 2021

*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.  

**MCL 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

$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 MCL faculty appointment within the University
  • Be a member of MCHRI. Visit here to apply for MCHRI Membership.
  • Have a track record of focusing the majority of their research on maternal or child health.
  • Has not previously held a MCHRI Harman or Faculty Scholar award.
  • Applicants should review the full policy document posted on the program website for complete eligibility criteria.

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
24% $2,000,000
 FY15 - - - -
FY14 11 6 55% $3,000,000
FY13 7
29% $1,000,000
FY12 11
27% $1,300,000


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.


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


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