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The Proposal Development Office helps faculty members and teams from across the School of Medicine develop high-quality grant proposals and secure research funding. Partnering with faculty, staff, and administrators, our mission is to:

  • Train and support assistant professors preparing their first major research grant proposal
  • Foster interdisciplinary research among School of Medicine faculty members and ensure the long-term sustainability of collaborations through research funding
  • Coordinate and support investigative teams preparing center or other complex grant proposals
  • Lead initiatives that increase institutional competitiveness and enable strategic research growth

Our vision is to empower growth of the research enterprise of the School of Medicine and to help fuel discovery and innovation that advances human health.

The Proposal Development Office is based in the School of Medicine Research Office.

Grant News

National Institute on Aging awards $15 million to Stanford’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

The Stanford-based center’s affiliated faculty and staff, aided by more than 400 volunteers, conduct research on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and related disorders. The award is a five-year renewal of a $7.3 million grant the institute provided to the center in 2015.

Medical school awarded $53 million to improve translational medicine

The Stanford School of Medicine has received a five-year, $53 million grant renewal from the Clinical and Translational Science Award Program.

Stanford-led team receives $10 million award for myosin research

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a five-year, $10 million grant to a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional team of scientists led by School of Medicine researchers that will try to gain insights into a common cause of heart failure.