Clinician Educator Grants

Applications Closed. Upcoming Deadline: April 1, 2024.

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.

Projects must be novel to the field and can be a continuation or expansion of the investigator’s current research.

The following areas of research are eligible:

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


MCHRI members and their mentees who are planning to apply for the Pilot Grant may sign up for office hours with a data scientist.  Reserve your 1-hour at the registration link below:

Reserve available Office Hours here for August 24 and 28; September 4, 18, and 22.

Please see our website and policy for more information about the QSU and their deadlines.

Funding Details

Up to $50,000 for one year


  • 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, the Primary Research Mentor will receive an automated email with a unique link to complete the Mentor Support Form.  Applicants should not include a letter of support from their mentor in lieu of or in addition to the online 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.


April 1, 2024

Forms for Applicants

YEAR # of Applications # of Awards Funding Rate Total Awarded
FY23 25 10 40%  
FY 22 28 14 50% $486,138
FY 21 25 12 26% $412,256
FY 20 42 16 38% $555,000
FY 19 32 12 38% $393,000
FY 18 18 6 33% $171,026

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