Stanford Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease Research Program Postdoctoral Support

DEADLINE: Monday, September 13, 2021 - 11:59 PM PT

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*

*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.

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 September 13, 2021 - 11:59 PM PT
Notification of Awards December 2021
Award Start Date January 1, 2022

Earliest award start date is January 1, 2022.  The performance period is up to two years.

Forms for Applicants

Funding Amount

Postdoctoral Fellows - $80,000/year, 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.

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 primarily related to maternal and child health with a focus on pediatric IBD and celiac disease research. Child refers to the expectant mother, oocyte, zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, child and adolescent.  All areas of research are eligible: 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 maternal and/or child health with a focus on 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.  
  • Projects resulting in a shift from adjacent research to pediatric IBD and celiac disease research in the mentor’s lab, are encouraged.
  • 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.
  • Resubmissions shall be limited to one.
  • 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


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.
  • The mentor should be at the Assistant Professor rank or above with a track record as a research mentor.

 

Funding Rate

YEAR # of Applications # of Awards
Funding Rate
Total Awarded
FY 20 4 2 50% $160,000

Awards

Visit the Stanford Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease Research Program Postdoctoral Support Awards page.

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Contact

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