DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:59 PM PT
The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) Postdoctoral Support funds innovative maternal and child health-focused research across all disciplines for:
Postdoctoral Fellows - $80,000/year for up to 2 years
This funding mechanism requires a commitment from the primary mentor of $40,000 for year 2, providing a total combined MCHRI/primary research mentor support of $80,000 for year 2 of funding. Total MCHRI support is up to $120,000 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.
**Special consideration given to postdoctoral scholars proposing work in structural racism, social injustice or health disparities in maternal and child health**
Note: Clinical fellows (MD or equivalent) training in a clinical fellowship program should not apply through this mechanism.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted past 11:59 PM Pacific Time on submission deadline. No extensions are granted for missing items. Please use the checklist below to ensure you have included all of the required documents.
|Application Deadline||Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:59 PM PT|
|Notification of Awards||December 2021|
|Award Start Date||January 1, 2022|
Forms for Applicants
Postdoctoral Fellows - $80,000/year for up to 2 years*
*This funding mechanism requires a commitment from the primary mentor of $40,000 for year 2, providing a total combined MCHRI/primary research mentor support of $80,000 for year 2 of funding. Total MCHRI support is up to $120,000 over two years.
- 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.
Eligibility: Postdoctoral Fellows Only
This grant provides salary and 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 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**
- 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.
- Fifth year postdocs and above are not 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.
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