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Apply Now! 2020 Spectrum Pilot Grants for Population Health Sciences

Request for Proposals

Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2020

PHS Information Session 
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Click here for more information and to submit an application.


Social, environmental, and behavioral factors are strong predictors of health and disease and contribute to social inequalities in health. The population health sciences pilot grants are intended to stimulate novel research that can advance our understanding of how environments, policies and programs impact population health and social inequalities in health.

Proposals should have a focus on 1) a social, economic, community or environmental factor and its influence on health and 2) have implications for reducing social inequalities in health. Projects involving multidisciplinary teams, particularly those that span the seven Stanford schools, are highly encouraged. Unfortunately, only Stanford affiliates are permitted to serve as investigators and we are unable to fund foreign projects at this time.

Amount and Period of Funding
We are offering two types of grants:
*  Early career (doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars) pilot grants up to $20,000.
*  Faculty pilot grants up to $40,000.

We encourage investigators to consider submitting requests less than the maximum, as this will increase the probability of being funded and will enable us to award more grants. Awards will be granted for the period from December 1, 2020 through November 30, 2021 and must be completed in that timeframe. All unexpended funds will be forfeited if not spent within the award period.


More information on eligibility, evaluation criteria, and award timeline can be found here.  

For general questions, please contact Dr. Lesley Sept, Executive Director, Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences at