Pathology Trainee Mentored Award


Category: Grants for Pathology Trainees and their Mentor

Eligibility: Clinical trainee(s) in the Pathology Department partnered with a Stanford University faculty member  

Application cycle:  One annual application cycle due April 15th (reviewed and announced in May) with funds to be released September 1st of the same year


  1. Present at the next Stanford Pathology research retreat
  2. Publish
  3. Status Report must be submitted annually (July 15th). Download Status Report here
  4. Budget for each year of funding must be spent by the end of each fiscal year (August 31st). Download budget template here


Award Levels: Any amount up to $15,000 maximum per award (one-year project or two-year project).

For the one-year project, the funds are granted September 1st and expire the following August 31st at the end of the fiscal year. No budget extensions are available (budgets expire).

For the two-year project, budget needs to include expenses for both years (if applicable). Each annual fund is granted September 1st and expire the following August 31st at the end of the fiscal year. Unused funds from the first year budget will not carry over to the second year’s budget even though it is a continuation of the same project. No budget extensions are available (budgets expire).

Review Committee: Teaching & Training


Cover Letter: Title, names of research team members, 250 word summary of the project, indicate other existing funding related to the proposed project and plan for spending in the first and second year of the grant (if a second year is needed). If only one year of budget is needed, so state.

Application: 3-page limit that should include (i) Hypothesis and Specific Aims, (ii) Significance, (iii) Innovation, (iv) Approach, (v) Plan for publication, (vi) Plan for Department Research Retreat i.e. Presenters  

Budget: Detailed proposed budget for year 1 (September-August year #1) and proposed budget for (September-August year #2) Download budget template here.

CVs: of the trainee(s) and faculty mentor(s)

Scoring will be based on NIH system and the reviewer comments of those not funded will be shared with the applicant

Applications should be submitted to Olena Mykhaylichenko at with the subject line: (Trainee Name, Faculty Mentor Name) Pathology Trainee Mentored Award. Please note: graduating trainees must name an alternate trainee to present at the upcoming research retreat in their application.

All documents should be merged to one document.