Two seed grants will be awarded. Each seed grant will provide up to $40,000 in direct cost funding for a one-year period.
Applications closed on November 1, 2019
Approximate Offer Date:
January 31st, 2020
The eWEAR Initiative is soliciting seed grant proposals from the Stanford community of postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates, with the support of their principal investigator (PI) mentors, for exploratory projects in areas aligned with the scope of the eWEAR Initiative that involve a hardware aspect. The scope includes enabling technology or devices that are for sensing, interfaces, or flexible/stretchable electronics, worn or carried on the body or implanted in the body, or for analogous uses in robotics, vehicles, or structures. Proposals related to enabling technologies or for translational research are welcome. The intent of this award is to support new, original research projects that are collaborative among two or more researchers from different PI mentor groups.
New, original research projects are required.
Collaboration is required and encouraged across different departments and schools.
Projects must be within the broad scope of the eWEAR Initiative, as in the opportunity description.
Preference will be given to proposals that are cross-disciplinary, have the potential to yield insights benefiting the research community, and that articulate the necessity of the investigation for enabling future applications of the research.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the potential impact of the idea, rather than the strength of the preliminary data.
Applications may be submitted by two or more researchers working in collaboration, from at least two different faculty PI mentors’ groups. Postdoctoral researchers must have existing appointments at Stanford, and early-stage postdocs are encouraged to apply. PhD candidate status is described in the Stanford Doctoral Degrees Candidacy: Policy. Any postdoc or PhD candidate may not receive more than one eWEAR seed grant award in a given year.
It is strongly encouraged for applicants to start their online application by September 30th, instead of providing a letter of intent. Please provide at least the following information:
• Project Title (draft)
• For each researcher: Name, department, address, phone number, email address, faculty PI mentor’s name, title and department
• Project description (draft) aimed at a general audience (no more than 200 words)
Proposal teams having co-applicants that are postdocs or a mix of postdocs and PhD candidates, use the application accessible through this announcement on seedfunding.stanford.edu. A postdoc should submit the proposal (not a PhD candidate).
Proposal teams having co-applicants that are two or more PhD candidates (no postdocs), use solo.stanford.edu. Here is the direct link to the SOLO version of this announcement. The SOLO website complies with Stanford protocols for managing student information.
A letter of support is needed from the faculty PI mentor of each co-applicant, confirming the term of the appointment through the award period and guaranteeing availability of adequate facilities and supplementary research expense funds should an award be made.
Maximum funding amount:
How can the funds be used?
The funds may be used for salary and benefits of the researchers and their faculty PI mentors, and/or laboratory supplies.