How to Apply

We invite all members of the Stanford community involved in advancing child and maternal health research and training to apply for membership in the Maternal and Child Health Research Institute.

Once your application is received, your Community Academic Profile (CAP) will be updated to reflect membership in MCHRI.

To apply for membership to the Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI), please read the policy below and fill in the brief questions. Once your application is received, your Community Academic Profile (CAP) will be updated to reflect membership in MCHRI.


The Maternal and Child Health Research Institute at Stanford University engages the academic strengths of the Stanford School of Medicine (SoM), along with Stanford's six other Schools, Independent Labs, Institutes, and Centers, so that they incrementally apply their research engines on issues that are relevant to maternal and child health. Maternal and child health refers to the expectant mother, oocyte, zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, child, and adolescent. To facilitate these efforts, the principles guiding membership in the MCHRI are for the MCHRI to be inclusive and for the members to be responsive to, and responsible for, the needs of the maternal and child health research community.


Members of the MCHRI must:

  • Hold a doctoral degree: MD, PhD, or their equivalents.
  • Hold an appointment in the following lines within the SoM or Stanford University: CE/MCL/NTLR/NTLT/UTL or be an Instructor, Clinical or Postdoctoral Fellow.
  • Carry out work in support of the strategic priorities of LPCH and SoM as they relate to innovation in maternal child health and training of maternal and child health researchers and/or any practitioner or scientist who has a focus on maternal or child health research is eligible to apply for membership.
  • Have fulfilled their responsibilities as members of the MCHRI during the preceding year.


Members of the MCHRI may apply for and receive grants and awards from the MCHRI.


MCHRI members must when appropriate:

  • Participate in peer review of applications for MCHRI funding. (Applicable only to Members in CE/MCL/NTLR/NTLT/UTL lines)
  • Annually update Stanford Profile, formerly Community Academic Profile (CAP), including publications & photograph.
  • If funded by the MCHRI, provide an annual report no later than 1 month after the end of the fiscal year. This brief report will list their maternal and child health related research funding and academic productivity in a format requested by the MCHRI administration.