Postdoctoral Support

Application Closed

The MCHRI Postdoctoral Support funds innovative maternal and child health-focused research across all disciplines for: Postdoctoral Fellows - ($90K/year, 2 years*)

This funding mechanism requires a commitment from the primary mentor of $45,000 for year 2, providing a total combined MCHRI/primary research mentor support of $90,000 for year 2 of funding. Total MCHRI support is up to $135,000 over two years.

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 and child health research. Projects resulting in a new maternal and child health focus in the mentor’s lab, are encouraged.

Note: Clinical fellows (MD or equivalent) training in a clinical fellowship program should not apply through this mechanism.

*MCHRI provides support for salary and fringe benefits up to a maximum of $90,000.

QSU BIOSTATISTICS OFFICE HOURS

MCHRI members and their mentees who are planning to apply for the Postdoctoral Support Program may sign up for office hours with a data scientist. 

UPCOMING OFFICE HOURS: February 9, 2024

Funding Details

Postdoctoral Fellows - $90,000/year for up to 2 years*

*MCHRI provides support for salary and fringe benefits up to a maximum of $90,000. 

This funding mechanism requires a commitment from the primary mentor of $45,000 for year 2, providing a total combined MCHRI/primary research mentor support of $90,000 for year 2 of funding.  Total MCHRI support is up to $135,000 over two years.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

PAST DEADLINE
March 4, 2024

Forms for Applicants

Eligibility

This grant provides salary & benefits-only support for postdoctoral fellows in support of a specific project related to maternal and/or child health. Medical fellows (MD or equivalent) training in a clinical fellowship program should not apply through this mechanism.

  • The number of applications and total number of funded postdoctoral fellows per lab/PI shall be limited to one per cycle and at any given time. (Please check with MCHRI if you have any questions about eligibility.)
  • Resubmissions shall be limited to one.
  • Eligibility is limited to first through third year postdoctoral fellows (applicant must be in their first through third year at time of application).
  • Priority is given to applicants in the first and second year of postdoctoral training at Stanford.
  • Third year applicants are eligible to apply for up to 1.5 years of funding to support the remainder of their third year, and through their fourth year. ** In order to be eligible for renewal funding, postdoctoral fellows must have a status of PGY4 or lower during the renewal year. Third year applicants must justify how this funding will help their career path. (e.g., facilitate a change into a new field, etc.)
  • Funding for year two is not guaranteed and subject to review of progress and career plans and documentation of the postdoc’s application for external funding.
  • Applicants who completed a first post-doctoral fellowship at an institution not affiliated with Stanford University and wish to pursue a second post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University in a scientific area different from their first post-doctoral fellowship are eligible.
  • Projects resulting in a new maternal and child health focus in the mentor’s lab, are encouraged.


The postdoc’s primary research mentor must be a MCHRI Member and one of the following:

  • MD, MD/PhD, or PhD whose primary focus is maternal and/or child health research.
  • MD, MD/PhD, or PhD who wishes to expand his/her interest in maternal and/or child health research. 

 

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

  • All applicants must have, or plan on, having a focus on maternal and child health research.
  • All applicants and their Primary Research Mentor must be MCHRI Members.
  • A Primary Research Mentor must be identified for postdoctoral fellows.
  • All applicants must have legal residence in the United States (Applicants with H or J visas are eligible).
  • All applicants must have a postdoctoral appointment date effective no later than the application deadline.
  • The following are not eligible:
  • Clinician Educators (CEs).
  • 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 overdraft(s) in previous awards that are not cleared prior to applying are not eligible.
  • Prospective postdocs with an appointment date occurring after the application deadline. 
YEAR # of Applications # of Awards
Funding Rate
Total Awarded
FY 23 87 14 16% $1932,903
FY 22 61 17 28% $1,060,635
FY 21 56 14 25% $986,690
FY 20 94 20 21% $1,528,650
FY 19 111 18 16% $1,273,411
FY 18 93 14 15% $897,392
FY 17 64 18 28% $947,000
FY 16 64 24 38% $1,129,000
FY 15 72 20 28% $1,000,000
FY 14 78 20 26% $932,000
FY 13 37 24 65% $1,156,000
FY 12 - - - -
FY 11 34 17 50% $594,988

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