Maternal and Child Health Research Institute: The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI), in partnership with the Stanford School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, provides support to faculty, clinical trainees, and postdoctoral fellows throughout the School of Medicine and across the Stanford University campus through a variety of funding mechanisms.
Physician Scientist Bridge To K: The Department of Pediatrics Physician-Scientist Bridge to K Program (B2K) is designed to provide talented, passionate physician scientists essential financial support and career development mentorship to bridge the years between fellowship training and an academic faculty position. This competitive program will provide funding for selected early career physician scientists to complete up to three years as an Instructor with 75% protected time for research. It is expected that participants in the program will submit an application for an NIH Career Development (K) Award or equivalent.
Stanford Seed Funding: A simplified search for seed and other forms of internal university funding that support the critical early stage work of Stanford faculty.
In the School of Medicine, proposals that postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and instructors can apply for are considered Fellowships or Career Development Awards.
Fellowships provide funds to support research training of students or postdoctoral fellows, such as NIH NRSA F32 Fellowships. Fellowships are supported by RMG and require a Proposal Development Routing Form (PDRF).
Career Development Awards facilitate transitions to next career stages (usually an independent position), such as NIH K Awards (K01, K08, K23, K99/R00). Career Development Awards are supported by RMG and require a Proposal-In-Take Form (PIF).
MCHRI Postdoctoral Support: The Stanford MCHRI Postdoctoral Support funds innovative maternal and child health-focused research across all disciplines for: Postdoctoral Fellows - $80,000/year for 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.All projects must be significantly related to the health of expectant mothers & children. The applicant can be any practitioner or scientist who has a focus on maternal & child health research.
**Special consideration given to postdoctoral scholars proposing work in structural racism, social injustice or health disparities in maternal and child health**
Global Child Health Equity Seed Grant: The MCHRI partners with the Global Child Health Equity (GCHE) Seed Grant program to support two global health seed grants of up to $25,000 each for projects seeking solutions to improve the health of pregnant women and children in low-resource settings.
All applicants must have a focus on maternal child health research or plan to expand their interest in maternal child health research. All areas of research related to child health are eligible: basic, translational, clinical research, epidemiology/statistics, informatics, health services, and health policy.
We welcome applications from all faculty (UTL, MCL, NTLT, NTLR, CE, instructors), postdoctoral scholars/fellows, clinical trainees, and research scientists/scholars (senior or regular). Clinical trainees, postdoctoral scholars/fellows, and regular (not senior) research scientists/scholars must identify a faculty mentor.
Epidemiologic Studies to Characterize Cardiovascular Health and its Predictors and Trajectories in Diverse Groups of Children: The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate and support novel epidemiological research that assesses cardiovascular health, its trajectory during childhood and its relationship to adult disease. Currently there is evidence that CVD starts early in life, however metrics for ideal cardiovascular health (ICVH) during key pediatric developmental periods is limited. This critical information is severely limited or absent particularly in underrepresented populations. This initiative will help to define those metrics and lay a foundation to support integration of clinical, population, and mechanistic behavioral studies to provide early information on the predictors of CVH. Such information could inform the design of interventions that would preserve or promote optimal cardiovascular health in the pediatric population. Research supported by this initiative will leverage existing resources, address disparities in cardiovascular health and enhance the careers of early stage investigators by supporting focused analytic and ancillary study collaborative opportunities.
Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): The purpose of this FOA is to encourage health services research that can directly contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities, while taking into consideration the interaction between system-level healthcare, individual clinical care and social determinants of health, including the role of structural systemic factors, place and neighborhood factors. The focus of this FOA is on all services provided in the healthcare setting where individuals from health disparity populations seek care with a clinician for preventive services, chronic disease management, urgent symptomatic care, emergency care, and hospital care. These health services do include tele-medicine or virtual or remote encounters and home visits.
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases: The overall objective of this NOSI is to understand and mitigate health disparities in the development, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of high priority to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). It is recognized that both biologic and non-biologic factors may be operating in these underserved populations.
Research approaches may include metabolic, genetic, genomic, proteomic, proteogenomics, behavioral, clinical and/or epidemiologic studies in representative populations. Advantage might be taken of extant cohort studies that have been established for investigation of diabetes or other diseases. Collaboration among investigators of these established cohorts would be desirable, so that these studies might jointly develop protocols and evaluate findings. Alternatively, investigators may propose to start a new cohort, appropriately powered, to capture the current risks and outcomes in the era of new medications for some of the diseases. Such studies of current risks might appropriately be based in large HMOs or clinical practices with structure and data management practices conducive to efficient and cost-effective analyses.
National Institutes of Health’s Diversity K Awards: The National Institutes of Health’s Diversity K Awards support postdocs and early faculty from diverse backgrounds in conducting research in NIH mission areas. The long-term goal of these programs is to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce. (Includes K01, K08, K22, K99/R00)
Work within the scope of original NIH-supported grant project. The Principal Investigator must hold NIH research grants (R01, P01, etc.) with remaining support, usually two years or more.
Support Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholars / Fellows as well as other career stages from underrepresented groups (see more information below and PA-20-222)
Receive administrative review instead of peer review
Provide salary support for named candidates that are citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or to individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States (i.e., in possession of a Permanent Resident Card, Form I-551)
Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.
Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program: The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program was created to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who can achieve senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing and who will encourage and foster the development of succeeding classes of such physicians, dentists, and nurse-scientists. Four-year postdoctoral research awards are offered to historically disadvantaged physicians, dentists, and nurses who are committed to developing careers in academic medicine and to serving as role models for students and faculty of similar background.
Each Amos Scholar selected (up to ten each year) will receive an annual stipend up to $75,000, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant toward support of research activities. Each Scholar will study and conduct research in association with a senior faculty member located at an academic medical center, dental school, or school of nursing noted for the training of young faculty and pursuing lines of investigation that are of interest to the Scholar. Scholars are expected to spend at least 70% of their time in research activities.
Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program: Fellows will receive funding through their academic institution for postdoctoral training and may continue to receive funding during their early career years as independent faculty. The program provides opportunities for career development, including mentoring and networking with others in the HHMI scientific community.
(Postdoctoral Phase) Fellows will receive annual support of a $70,000 salary for the initial year and a $20,000 expense allowance, paid through a non-renewable grant to the training institution. This phase of the award is for a minimum of two and maximum of four years.
(Faculty Phase) Fellows will receive $250,000 in research funding and a $20,000 expense allowance per year, paid through a non-renewable grant to the institution where they have attained a faculty position. This phase of the award has a maximum length of four years.
Examples of research topics, in addition to those that Asia scholars typically study, could include China’s growing activities in Africa; understanding the evolving relations between Asian Americans and African Americans in the United States; and comparative examinations of issues such as the treatment of minorities in Asia and the United States or policies that promote anti-discriminatory practices in schools, the workplace, and other settings in Asian countries and the United States.
DIF: Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Funds: Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Funds (DIF) offers funding to support Stanford graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the development of a project that will advance graduate student diversity. The project must serve the academic interests of current Stanford students and/or postdoctoral scholars, and enhance the quality of their educational experiences. We invite students and postdoctoral scholars to develop proposals for up to a year’s worth of activities, with budgets up to $5,000 per year.
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