Stanford Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease Research Program Postdoctoral Support

DEADLINE: Monday, May 10, 2021 - 5:00 PM PST

The Stanford Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel (IBD) and Celiac Disease Research Program Postdoctoral Support awards will fund innovative research in pediatric IBD and celiac disease.  The program aims to motivate and train the next generation of pediatric IBD and celiac disease researchers. The awards will support postdoctoral fellows in existing labs across campus as they shift Stanford’s adjacent research in IBD and celiac disease to focus on children.

Postdoctoral Fellows - $80,000/year, up to 2 years

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

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Key Dates

Action Date
Application Deadline May 10, 2021
Notification of Awards TBD
Award Start Date July/August 2021

Awards announcement and start date is July/August 2021. The performance period is up to two years.

Forms for Applicants

FY21 Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease Postdoctoral Support Grant Instructions

FY21 Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease Postdoctoral Support RFA

FY21 Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease Postdoctoral Support Policy

FY21 Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease Postdoctoral Support Application Checklist

FY21 Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease Postdoctoral Support Application Facepage

FY21 Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease Postdoctoral Support Budget Worksheet

*NEW UPDATES* - New Requirement for Lay Summary in 2021 Application Cycle

Applicants will be required to submit a Lay Summary in their application, as outlined in the grant instructions above. Briefly and clearly provide the rationale and objective for the proposed research project in a manner readily understood by a general audience. Avoid using acronyms, jargon, or technical, field-specific terminology. This should not be more than 300 words. 

Funding Amount

Postdocs awards are $80,000/year to support salary and benefits for up to 2 years.

General Eligibility

  • All applicants must have, or plan on, having a focus on pediatric IBD and celiac disease 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.

Types of Research

Research must be focused on pediatric IBD and celiac disease and significantly related to maternal and child health. Child refers to the expectant mother, oocyte, zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, child and adolescent.  All areas of research are eligible and not limited to: basic, translational, clinical research, epidemiology/statistics, informatics, health services, or health policy. 

Eligibility: Postdoctoral fellows only

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

  • Eligibility is for all PhD postdoctoral fellows. 
  • 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 shift from adjacent research to pediatric IBD and celiac disease research 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.

Policy Updates

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FAQs

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Contact

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