Stanford Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease Research Program Seed Grants

FULL PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Monday, April 19, 2021 - 5:00 PM PST


 The Stanford Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease Research Awards Program aims to spark innovative and transdisciplinary research and develop new treatments to improve the lives of all children with IBD and celiac disease for generations to come. Through this mechanism we can harness the expertise of scientists already in place across Stanford and pivot their work toward pediatric disease and push research in novel directions to benefit children. The research awards will help fuel early-stage, high-risk, high-reward projects not yet ready for NIH or other government funding.

Proposals should demonstrate a clear potential for the research to generate robust preliminary data for future applications to external funding agencies

The awards will provide up to 2 years of funding to support a wide range of scientific approaches with the potential to advance our understanding of pediatric IBD and celiac disease.

Research must be primarily related to maternal and child health. All areas of research are eligible: basic, translational, clinical research, epidemiology/statistics, informatics, health services, or health policy.

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Key Dates

Action Date
Request for Application October 9, 2020
LOI Deadline November 18, 2020
Full Proposal (by invitation) Deadline April 19, 2021
Notification of Awards June 2021
Award Start Date July 1, 2021

Term of Award

All awardees are limited to a single award of up to 2 years.

Forms for Applicants

Funding Amount

Up to $100,000 / year for up to two years. Total award of $200,000. Should there be a carryforward balance of greater than twenty-five percent, the funds transfer will be held at the discretion of MCHRI until the balance has been expended.

Funding Rate

YEAR LOI Applicants Invited Full Proposal Applicants Grants Awarded  Funding Rate Total Awarded
FY 20 20 14 5 25% $1,000,000

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Please contact Kim Stern at or 650-724-0279.