Instructor K Award Support Program

DEADLINE: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 5:00 pm

FUTURE DEADLINES: Monday, January 18, 202; Monday, May 17, 2021

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) intends to support early career investigators who pursue an NIH K-award. The MCHRI recognizes that this NIH award series provides substantial salary support but limited research funding. It is the purpose of the MCHRI award to bolster this shortfall in research support to expand the number of future academic leaders in maternal and child health.   

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) Instructor K-awards Support provides supplemental support for instructors on K-awards by providing 1:1 matching funds from the instructor’s department funds innovative maternal and child health-focused clinical and translational research for:

Instructors – ($50,000* per year for up to 2 years**) 

  • *MCHRI will match departmental commitments of up to $25,000 per year, providing a total combined MCHRI/departmental support of up to $50,000 per year for up to two years** as long as the recipient is an instructor at Stanford
  • MCHRI will provide a LOS stating this commitment for instructor’s applying for K grants. The recipient may either include this in the K application or the Department Chair can include a MCHRI approved statement in the letter documenting institutional support.

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Forms for Applicants

Funding Amount

$50,000* per year for up to 2 years**

*MCHRI will match departmental commitments of up to $25,000 per year, providing a total combined MCHRI/departmental support of up to $50,000 per year for up to two years** as long as the recipient is an instructor at Stanford.

Eligibility

  • Be an instructor applying for, or currently funded by an individual K-award
  • Be an instructor appointed to an institutional K-award
  • Be a member of MCHRI. Visit here to apply for MCHRI Membership.
  • Have a track record of focusing the majority of research on maternal and child health

Other Forms

Funding Rates

YEAR # of Applications # of Awards
Funding Rate
Total Awarded
FY 20 7 7 100% $200,000
FY 19 10 10 100% $260,000

Awards

Visit the Instructor K 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

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FAQs

Visit Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Contact

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