Stanford Global Health Seed Grants

Stanford Global Health is pleased to sponsor a multidisciplinary seed grant program to support research projects that apply innovative approaches to global health problems in resource-poor settings. 

Grants have been supported by a group of donors, including: the Stanford University Office of the President, the Dean of the School of Medicine, the Woods Institute for the Environment, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Bowman Family Foundation, the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research and the Stanford Child Health Research Institute.

Award Winners


Read more about this year's projects and collaborators >>

Niaz Banaei, in the Department of Pathology: Noninvasive diagnosis of tuberculosis through detection of cell-free DNA in plasma and urine

Sherry Wren, in the Department of Surgery, and Paul Wise, in the Department of Pediatrics: Improving the humanitarian response to civilians injured on the modern battlefront

Pascaline Dupas, in the Department of Economics: Mobile-izing community health workers: A randomized controlled trial in Malawi

Gary Darmstadt, in the Department of Pediatrics, and Natalie Fischer in the Department of Medicine-Infectious Diseases: Impact of a novel barrier repair therapy on the skin and gut microbiome and the prevention of atopic diseases in children in Bangladesh

David Relman, in the Department of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology, and Elizabeth Costello, in the Department of Medicine: Gut microbiota acquisition and maturation over the first two years of life in a cohort of rural Bangladeshi children assessed for environmental enteric dysfunction

Robert Chang, in the Department of Ophthalmology: Machine learning for eye care in Nepal: Expanding access and improving care

Jason Andrews and Alexander Yu, in the Department of Medicine-Infectious Diseases: Relationship of typhoidal Salmonella in water with human typhoid fever and climate

Clea Sarnquist, in the Department of Pediatrics, and Michael Baiocchi, in the Department of Medicine: Mental health issues and violence among adolescents in the Nairobi slums: Can empowerment programs prevent or mitigate both?

Jennifer Keller, in the Department of Psychiatry: Linguistic and cultural adaptation of the Building Empowerment and Resilience Program for adolescent girls in Gujarat, India



Applications Are Now Open

Stanford Global Health seed grants are awarded annually in Winter quarter. 

Proposals for 18 month pilot project awards ranging from $10,000 - $50,000.


Contact Stanford Global Health Deputy Director Katherine Burke at