Research Resources

We are committed to promoting excellence in research and scholarship in a supportive academic environment. In addition to mentorship from our outstanding faculty and staff, we provide many tools to help residents with the design, implementation and dissemination of their work.

Getting Started

For help with your literature search, contact Chris Stave, Clinical Librarian for the Pediatrics Department

Funding Opportunities For Residents

A select list of funding opportunities for resident research is below. If you are considering applying for one of these grants, please speak with your project mentor(s) and Scholarly Concentration leaders first to discuss these and other potential funding sources. You must notify Clea Sarnquist, DrPH, MPH,  if you plan to apply for a research grant. Please email Clea at least 3 weeks prior to the grant due date.

  • Academic Pediatric Association Grants:

Additional Resources

  • Journal Club Guidelines
  • Article Review sheet
  • Spectrum  
    • Spectrum assists researchers in conducting clinical and translational research studies at Stanford University. This is accomplished through programs that support investigators at all stages of research, including mentorship and education to Stanford faculty and residents.
    • Spectrum offers a free one-hour consultation for help with all aspects of study design, including ethics, biostatistics and data collection. They also offer study-design workshops to meet with members of the biostatistics staff at Stanford and collaboratively develop a research plan.
  • Maternal & Child Health Research Institute
  • Pediatrics Research Guide
  • The Stanford Statistics Department also offers drop-in hours each quarter. Sessions are held in the Sequoia Hall Conference Room (the "Fishbowl") on the second floor and led by statistics doctoral candidates and experienced master's students under the supervision of a senior faculty member.
  • Lane Medical Library – Offers classes and tutorials on conducting effective and efficient literature searches and other topics relevant to research
  • Pediatric Scientist Development Program is sponsored by the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs and provides intensive training in research relevant to specialty areas of pediatrics with the goal of preparing entry-level faculty for research careers in academic pediatrics.



Where to Submit Your Work:

  • Stanford Forums:
    • Department of Pediatrics Annual Research Retreat [All, submission required]
      •  Stanford Innovations in Medical Education Conference [Med Ed]
      • Stanford GME Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Symposium [QI]
  • Regional/National Forums:
    • Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) [All SC areas]
    • Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) [StAT, Med Ed, QI/PI, Global Health]
    • Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) [Global Health]
    • Regional Academic Pediatric Association (APA) [StAT, Med Ed, QI/PI, Global Health]
    • Western Society for Pediatric Research (WSPR) [Basic Science, Clinical Research]
    • Other subspecialty-specific conferences (Cardiology, Rheumatology, Adolescent, Heme-Onc, etc.)