Call for Global Health Seed Grant Proposals

Presented by the Center for Innovation in Global Health

Call for 2019 Proposals

Submission deadline: Oct. 31, 2018

Overview and Eligibility


1.     Stanford faculty with PI eligibility [tenure line (UTL), medical center line (MCL) or research (NTLR) faculty appointments] may submit proposals. Clinician 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.

2. For Global Child Health Equity Seed Grants (GCHE): 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).

3.     In addition to the PI, teams must include investigators who use different methodologies or approaches and preferably work in different disciplines.

4.     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 CIGH 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 its outreach to international partners.

Amount of funding      CIGH: $10,000 - $50,000 for 18 months. GCHE: Up to $25,000 for 18 months (up to 2 awards).

Funders include the Stanford University Office of the President, the Dean of the School of Medicine, the Woods Institute for the Environment, the Child Health Research Institute, the Sean Parker Institute for Allergy and Asthma Research, and Ellen Jo Baron, Professor of Pathology, Emerita.

The Child Health Research Institute (CHRI), the Global Child Health program, and the CIGH inaugurated the Global Child Health Equity (GCHE) Seed Grant program in 2017. The program aims to support projects seeking solutions to improve the health of pregnant women and children in low-resource settings. The GCHE Seed Grant applications are expected to focus primarily on the health of pregnant women and children in low- to lower-middle-income countries.

Priority Areas

Priorities reflect the Center’s major initiatives and the priorities of those providing funding. Preference may be given to projects that:

·       address health implications of climate change, migration, or gender inequality

·       leverage existing research relationships in Madagascar, India, Nepal, Fiji and Indonesia

·       use microbiology and diagnostics tests to address global health challenges in low resource settings

·       investigate global respiratory and allergy-related diseases

·       address global child health

·       seek solutions to improve the health of pregnant women and children in low-resource settings (GCHE Seed Grants)



All proposals must be submitted, online by October 31, 2018.

Please carefully review the proposal submission guidelines below and apply online at Stanford Seed Funding.

Questions? Contact:    S. Jill Mueller:


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