Funding Opportunities

Funding information and resources for the Stanford University research community.

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Now active: GrantForward trial for Stanford!

Beginning July 15, 2021, Stanford has entered a six-month trial with GrantForward Funding Search and Grant Recommendation Service, which is open to all members of our institution. We invite you to sign up to use the service to keep your awareness of funding opportunities—and share your feedback with us.

GrantForward (see quick overview video) helps you find grant opportunities that suit your research needs with a database of grants from over 15,000 sponsors which is updated daily. You may access GrantForward at To be able to use full search features including saved-search and personalized grant recommendations, please sign up (see quick demo) for a user account using your Stanford email address. We also encourage you to take a few minutes to create your “Researcher Profile” (see quick demo) to start receiving grant recommendations!

You may download the Researcher Welcome Guide or the Administrator Welcome Guide to quickly get started with using GrantForward. Additional tutorials and guides are available on the GrantForward Support page, and video tutorials on their YouTube Channel. If you have any questions about the service, please contact Kim Baeten or for assistance. 

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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. Please contact OFDD directly.

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 Joy Morimoto at 650-736-9749, or Jenny Shepard at 650-521-3172, for assistance.

Foundation Relations: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

For assistance with proposals in children’s health research, please contact Ann Rose (, 650-497-8444), Jasan Zimmerman (Jasan.Zimmerman@LPFCH.ORG, 650-736-2927), Kate Applebaum (, 650-724-2783), or David Abarca ( in Foundation Relations at LPFCH.

Additional Resources:

Lane Library

DoResearch Successful Proposal Writing

Quick Links

Grant Funding – Find grant funding opportunities by searching for sponsor, research topic, eligibility requirements, or deadline.  Search results may be sorted or downloaded.

Fellowship Funding – Find fellowship funding opportunities by searching for sponsor, research topic, eligibility requirements, or deadline.  Search results may be sorted or downloaded.

COVID-19 Funding – Find funding opportunities specific to COVID-19 organized by sponsor type.

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

DoResearch Funding – Find funding resources managed by VPDoR.