Structural Racism, Social Injustice and Health Disparities in Maternal and Child Health Pilot Grants
Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)
$35,000 - This award is for one year.
Academic Council Faculty
Medical Center Line Faculty
Applications closed on April 19, 2021
The Stanford MCHRI is pleased to announce the Research on the Structural Racism, Social Injustice and Health Disparities in Maternal and Child Health Pilot Grants. Addressing the impact of structural racism and social injustice as key drivers in health disparities that affect maternal and child health are critical to advancing research. Engaging with community partners in research is a key component in promoting health equity. It enhances the creative process by bringing to the table new and relevant insights and contributes to a culture of health equity in all aspects of translational research in maternal and child health. This funding mechanism seeks to support researchers who understand the importance of these practices and provide support for transformative scholarship.
This pilot grant is aimed at supporting research that not only highlights an important maternal and child health disparity (e.g. racial and ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic, sexual orientation and gender identity) but also focuses on reasons or drivers of these disparities. The projects propose action-oriented strategies to promote equity and improve health outcomes in diverse communities through policy or programmatic changes and innovations.
Investigators are strongly encouraged to engage in partnerships with communities when possible.
Applications welcome from faculty (CE, MCL, NTLR, NTLT, UTL) at the Instructor rank or above. This mechanism is not intended for Clinical Scholars.
All applicants must have, or plan on, having a focus on maternal child1 health research. Research must be primarily related to maternal child health. “Child” refers to the expectant mother, oocyte, zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, child and adolescent.
The total award is $35,000 for one year. This award provides both PI salary and non-salary support for hypothesis-driven or hypothesis-seeking research that could lead to research that is externally fundable as a result of the proposed study. The study must be a pilot, concept, development, or feasibility proposal.