2020 Stanford Global Health Seed Grants - Call for Proposals
The Stanford Global Health Seed Grant program encourages the development of innovative solutions to global health challenges. It supports scientific and clinical research as well as innovations in health care implementation or delivery. The program seeks to build Stanford's vibrant global health community and and build capacity with international partners.
NEW IN 2020:
- The Stanford School of Engineering and the Center for Innovation in Global Health ("Stanford Global Health") are introducing a new seed grant program for 2020-2021. The goal is to expand the reach of PI's by providing opportunities for engineering students, especially undergraduates, to work closely with PI's on resesarch overseas. Successful proposals will engage engineering students and provide an immersive overseas experience and a deeper understanding of global health research and challenges.
- The Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine is also sponsoring a new seed grant program, with the aim of advancing innovation in emergency medicine in low-resource settings.
- Address health implications of climate change.
- Address health implications of other forms of anthropogenic environmental degradation.
- Address health implications of gender inequality.
- Address a risk that threatens to lead to human extinction.
- Develop and/or test new technologies for improving global health.
- Investigate global respiratory and allergy-related diseases.
- Seek solutions to improve the health of pregnant women and children in low-resource settings.
- Support innovative research in emergency medicine in low-resource settings.
- Stanford faculty with PI eligibility [tenure line (UTL), medical center line (MCL) or research (NTLR) faculty appointments] may submit proposals. Clinical Educators (CE) at the rank of clinical assistant professor and above who are full-time Stanford employees with 100% CE faculty appointments are eligible. Post-doctoral fellows may be included as co-PIs.
- In the case of grants funded by the Stanford Maternal and Child Research Institute: All faculty (UTL, MCL, NTLT, NTLR, CE, instructors), postdoctoral scholars/fellows, clinical trainees, and research scientists/scholars (senior or regular). Clinical trainees, postdoctoral scholars/fellows, and regular (not senior) research scientists/scholars must identify a faculty mentor. Applicants must have a focus on maternal child health research (Eligible: all areas of research related to child health: basic, translational, clinical research, epidemiology/statistics, informatics, health services, and health policy).
- There is a strong preference for teams that include investigators who use different methodologies or approaches and preferably work in different disciplines.
- Projects that create new interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged, as are those including fellows, post-docs, students, and/or staff. Teams may include investigators in partner institutions in low- or middle-income countries or underserved settings in the US. Teams may also partner with nonprofit organizations, industry or government officials.
* You do not have to prepare a PIF, a PDRF form or work with your institutional representative (RPM or OSR)
The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health will review proposals based on:
- Scientific merit of the proposal, with quality, innovation and creativity balanced by likelihood of success.
- Broadly interdisciplinary: How will the team's collaborative effort be stronger than the sum of its parts?
- Proposed projects should address health issues faced by vulnerable populations.
- Proposed projects should explicitly build capacity with international partners: What skills or other benefits will result for Stanford's partner institutions?
- They should make a persuasive case that results would catalyze further funding from external sources.
- Engaging disciplines outside traditional biomedical fields (e.g. law, education, business, public policy) is encouraged.
Award amounts are based on analysis of a detailed budget request.
- Funds may be used for salary support of faculty, graduate students and other research staff.
- Operating supplies, minor equipment items, prototyping expenses, imaging time, and travel directly associated with the research activity are examples of eligible budget items.
- The grants will not support general staff, administrative support, tuition, or attendance at meetings.
- No indirect charges need be included in your budget.
- All documents should be in pdf format, single-spaced, in Arial 11-point font, with one-inch margins.
- Submissions must not exceed 3 pages, exclusive of cover page, citations, budget and biographical information.
Each proposal must include:
- 1. Cover page
- a. Project Title
- b. One-paragraph project summary
- c. For each team member: name, email, professional title, department and school affiliation(s)
- 2. Proposal
- a. Introduction
- b. Specific aims
- c. Preliminary data (if available)
- d. Proposed project design and methods
- e. Collaboration plan (how will the multidisciplinary team work together)
- f. Description of potential for impact and follow-on funding
- 3. Supporting material
- a. Literature cited
- b. Budget
- c. Short (150 words max) bio-sketches for team members and recent CV (no more than 2 pages) for PI's
Proposals are due on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM PDT.
Questions? Contact: S. Jill Mueller: firstname.lastname@example.org
AMOUNT OF FUNDING: $10,000 to $50,000 for 18 months. Funders include the Stanford University Office of the President; the Dean of the School of Medicine; the Woods Institute for the Environment; the Maternal and Child Health Research Institute; the Sean Parker Institute for Allergy and Asthma Research; the School of Engineering; and the Department of Emergency Medicine.