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Research Management Group (RMG)

Funding Information Resources

This website is a resource for the Stanford University research community. Stanford faculty and staff: please send an email to Chelsey Perry at chelseyp@stanford.edu to be added to a funding opportunity email distribution list.

Index of resources




PIF- Proposal inTake form- now required



Institutional representatives (RMG & OSR) contact information

Institutional Representatives:
School of Medicine PIs:

Research Process Manager (RPM) department assignments >>

For PIs in Other Schools:

Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) Contract and Grant Officer (CGO) department assignments;
Download the Pre-award assignment list from this DoResearch Office webpage >>

RMG & OSR Internal proposal deadline policy


Internal Proposal Deadline Policy for Grants, Contracts, Subcontracts and Fellowships

PIs in the School of Medicine:

RMG internal proposal deadline policy, FAQs and best practices** webpage
SoM PIs: you are encouraged to contact your Research Process Manager (RPM) in RMG at leasst 3-4 weeks prior to submitting a full proposal so he/she can begin to build your budget and help with other aspects of your applications.

PIs in Other Schools:
Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal deadline policy, FAQs: DoResearch webpage

Stanford administrative resources & Grant writing resources

Stanford administrative resources

Grant writing resources 
Biosciences Grant Writing Academy- for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Lane Library
DoResearch Website Grant Writing Resources



Cirm: California institute for regenerative medicine


CIRM Home page  more>>
Search CIRM-funded projects >>

CIRM Funding opportunity overview webpage:


howard hughes medical institute (HHMI)


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
HHMI Investigator Competition

This was last offered in 2017. The next anticipated competition will be in 2020.
Webpage >>




HHMI International Student Research Fellowships-suspended
Program not offered this fall for 2017:
HHMI sent a letter to the Vice Provost of Graduate Education, Prof. Patricia Gumport, informing her that they have suspended their HHMI International Pre-Doctoral Student Research Fellowship Program and will not offer this program this fall (for 2017). However, this will not affect the 2016 or previous/current recipients of the fellowships.


The deadline has passed for this program- this is for your reference only:

Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute (HHMI)
Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

New HHMI postdoc-to-faculty transition award for scientists with Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or equivalent) degrees who are underrepresented in the life sciences
# of applicants permitted: unlimited numbers of applicants are permitted. An internal selection process is not required.
Eligibility: The program is open to individuals who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences at the career stages targeted by this program, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent) by the start of the grant term (by Nov. 15, 2017)
Applicants can have no more than 12 months of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application due date (as of Feb. 15, 2017) The program is open to applicants of any citizenship or nationality who have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow at a research institution located in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico).
Fellows in both postdoctoral training and faculty phases are required to devote at least 75% of their total effort to research.
To transition to the faculty phase of the program, Fellows must obtain a faculty position in the tenure-track (or equivalent) at a U.S. (including Puerto Rico) research institution with a doctoral-level graduate program in their area of interest.
Fellows will be expected to attend an HHMI science meeting each year and provide an annual progress report.
The Jan. 2018 deadline has passed.
Institutional representative: RPM/RMG


HHMI Programs:
Science Education Grants » for Institutions (note: an internal selection process will be required when these are announced)
Research Grants for Individuals »
Scientific competitons webpage>>



Stanford resources

DoResearch website
(Research policies, procedures, funding) more >>

Foundation Relations and Funding:

Please see specific requests for foundation funding on the calendar webpage
Clearance for Restricted Foundations: see list of foundations which require central university Foundation Relation approval) more >>
School of Medicine Medical Center Development Office
is available to assist School of Medicine faculty with a review and editing of your proposal. This office facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between faculty and private and philanthropic organizations.   Please contact Joy Morimoto at 650-736-9749, joym@stanford.edu >> or Michelle Heeseman at 650-736-8968, Heeseman@stanford.edu >>, for assistance. Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health-for assistance with proposals in children’s health research, please contact Ann Rose at ann.rose@lpfch.org >> 650-497-8444 or Kate Levin at Kate.Levin@lpfch.org >>, 650-724-2783 in Foundation Relations.

Office of International Affairs (considerations and regulations associated with international research or travel)
more >>

School of Medicine Research Administrative resources (RMG webpage) more >>

Stanford Research Development Office (SRDO), School of Medicine
The SRDO is an additional and optional resource for School of Medicine faculty applying for grants. Its priorities for grants include large center or program project grants, grants on topics aligned with the Dean's initiatives, and junior faculty, i.e., assistant professors, applying for their first major research grants, such as NIH R01 and similar grants. SRDO's services will include identification of funding opportunities, editing of proposals, project management and assembly of large proposals, interfacing with sponsors and university central offices, and promoting collaborations. The contacts are Michael K. Helms, PhD, MBA (mkhelms@stanford.edu, 650-723-4526), Director of SRDO, and Sandra Holden, PhD (srholden@stanford.edu, 650-724-5345), Grant Development Officer.
Website (SUNET ID required for access): https://srdo.spectrum.stanford.edu/

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD)-School of Medicine

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) is a unique resource for School of Medicine faculty applying for grants. Its priorities include junior faculty, i.e., instructors and assistant professors, applying for their first major research grants, such as the NIH career development K awards, R01 and similar grants. In addition to workshops on grantsmanship and transition to independence, OFDD services include individual mentorship and one-on-one advising designed to edit proposals, define, develop and elucidate scientific questions related to these efforts, establish project management parameters and facilitate and improve manuscript writing. More information on these services can be found on the OFDD website at: http://med.stanford.edu/facultydiversity/faculty-development or by contacting OFDD directly at: facultydevelopment_som@stanford.edu

Shared Facility/Service Center Resource
Bruce Koch, Senior Director, Discovery and Technological Service Centers, Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Research at bruce.koch@stanford.edu >>.
School of Medicine Spectrum webpage "Enabling Technologies" (includes links to shared facilities) more >>
School of Medicine Service Centers links more >>
DoResearch Shared Facility webpage more >>

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL, formerly VPOL)
Resources for faculty
Note: VPOL also works with faculty to make proposals to funding agencies more competitive by leveraging Stanford’s leadership in online teaching and learning to better achieve broader impacts objectives. Faculty can utilize our capabilities to create and deliver online materials and courseware to more effectively disseminate knowledge; building greater awareness of research and building communities around research areas and researchers. Resources:
Instructional design
Media production
Stanford online






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