Pilot Grants

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

No late applications will be accepted.

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) Pilot Grants funds innovative maternal and child health-focused clinical and translational research in the following categories:

Category I: Pilot Early Career ($35K)
Category II: New Ideas for Mid/Senior Investigators ($35K)

All projects must be significantly related to the health of expectant mothers and children. The applicant can be any practitioner or scientist who has a focus on maternal or child health research. 

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Timeline

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

Funding is offered in the following categories:

  • Category I: Pilot Early Career - $35,000
  • Category II: New Ideas for Mid/Senior Investigators - $35,000

General Eligibility

  • All applicants must have, or plan on, having a focus on maternal child1 health research.
  • All applicants and their mentors must be MCHRI Members.
  • A Primary Research Mentor must be identified for instructors or assistant professors.
  • All applicants must continue to be appointed at the Instructor rank or above for the duration of the award, including any extensions.
  • The following are not eligible:
    • Clinician Educators (CEs).  (See Clinician Educator Grants Program)
    • Visiting scholars to Stanford
    • Senior Research Scientists, Research Associates/Assistants
    • Former recipients of MCHRI/PRF/LPFCH-sponsored awards who have not complied with award/reporting requirements.
    • Mentor or applicants who have not cleared overdraft(s) in previous MCHRI awards prior to applying.

Reviewer Form

Funding Rates

Year # of Applications
#of Awards Funding Rate
Total Awarded
FY 21 34 9 26%  $291,881
FY 20 37 9 24% $311,466
FY 19 30 9 30% $315,000
FY 18 43 12 28% $420,000

Awards

Policy Updates

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FAQs

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Program Panel Chairs

Paul Grimm, MD
Professor, Pediatrics (Nephrology), Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Gary Shaw, DrPH
Professor, Pediatrics (Neonatal and Developmental Medicine)

Contact

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