Center for Human Systems Immunology (CHSI) (with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) Pilot Projects
Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection
Successful applicants will receive $50 - $100K (total direct) for one year with a possible second year of funding contingent upon scientific progress.
Academic Council Faculty
Medical Center Line Faculty
Applications closed on June 21, 2019
Approximate Offer Date:
August 1st, 2019
Research and innovation are essential for improving health and saving lives. To tackle the greatest challenges in global health, collaboration is key.
To encourage and foster collaboration toward solutions for global health challenges, we are opening an opportunity for collaborative pilot awards between Stanford University and the Ragon Institute. Projects should aim to advance the global health priorities of the The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in the areas of infectious diseases, pregnancy and birth outcomes, child growth and development outcomes, disease surveillance, and research for the development of new vaccines, drugs (including non-hormonal contraceptives), and diagnostics.
Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty, Instructors, Clinical Instructors, Academic staff-research (for example: senior research associates), and postdoctoral fellows. If the proposal is submitted by a non-faculty PI, it is required that a PI-eligible faculty mentor is named. This is an internal Stanford funding opportunity so a PI waiver is not needed.
While the topic areas of relevance are generally broad, the review will be focused on:
– Scientific and technical merit
– Strength and unique benefit of the proposed bi-coastal collaboration
– Strategic alignment with the Gates Foundation priority areas
As we are specifically seeking collaborative efforts, priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate a new collaboration and/or new work for each group that has the potential to be transformative to one of the foundation’s priority areas in global health.