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Funding information and resources for the Stanford University research community.

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SoM Grant Writing Resources

Proposal Development Office (PDO), School of Medicine
The Proposal Development Office helps faculty members and teams from across the School of Medicine develop high-quality grant proposals. Its priorities for grants include large, complex, multi-investigator proposals, 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. PDO’s services include identification of funding opportunities, review and editing of proposals, assistance drafting administrative documents, project management and support for large proposals, interfacing with sponsors and university central offices, and promoting collaborations. Please contact PDO directly at:

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD)
This office is a unique resource for School of Medicine faculty applying for grants. Its priorities include junior faculty applying for their first major research 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. OFDD now offers the Route to Getting Grants (R2G2) Series, a monthly seminar series specially designed for early-career faculty. R2G2 is sponsored by the School of Medicine’s Grant Writing Academy, Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, and Proposal Development Office. Previous sponsors include the Stanford Vice Provost and Dean of Research, Engineering Research Administration in the School of Engineering, and Stanford Earth. Find more information here or join the mailing list. Please contact OFDD directly with any questions..

Grant Writing Academy
We coach graduate and postdoctoral trainees in developing and articulating research strategies to tackle important scientific questions. Join the Grant Writing Academy email list for the most up to date information.

Corporate, Foundation, and Association Relations: Medical Center Development
The Corporate, Foundation, and Association Relations team in the Medical Center Development Office is available to assist School of Medicine faculty with a review and editing of proposals. This office facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between faculty and private and philanthropic organizations. Please contact the CFAR team in the Medical Center Development Office ffor assistance.

Foundation Relations: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
For assistance with proposals in children’s health research, please contact Jasan Zimmerman (Jasan.Zimmerman@LPFCH.ORG, 650-736-2927) or David Abarca ( in Foundation Relations at LPFCH.

Additional Resources:
Lane Library
DoResearch Successful Proposal Writing

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Grant & Fellowship Funding Opportunities - Find grant and fellowship funding opportunities by searching for sponsor, research topic, eligibility requirements, or deadline.  Search results may be sorted or downloaded.

Stanford Seed Funding – Find numerous internal funding opportunities for faculty and their research teams.

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