Call for Global Health Seed Grant Proposals

Presented by the Center for Innovation in Global Health

Call for 2018 Proposals

Submission deadline: Nov. 3, 2017

Overview and Eligibility

Amount of funding:Timeline:

Full proposal deadline: November 3, 2017*  (see the guidelines at the end of this message)

Award recipients will be notified by mid-December

*Institutional representative: not applicable. You do not have to prepare a PDRF form or work with your institutional representative (RPM or OSR). You can submit your applications directly to Jill Mueller, per the guidelines at the end of this message.



Proposals for 18 month pilot project awards will be accepted from all Stanford faculty members who are encouraged to work with fellows, post-docs, students and staff. 

  • 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. Clinical Instructors in the CE line are not eligible.
  • 2. In addition to the PI, teams must include investigators who use different methodologies or approaches and work in different disciplines.
  • 3. Projects that create new interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged, as are those including fellows, post-docs, students, and/or staff.
  • 4. In addition, teams may include, where appropriate, 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.
  • 5. Proposed projects should initiate pilot or early-stage research and/or bring a new approach to the design or implementation of solutions for health issues faced by low-resource populations. They should make a persuasive case that project results would catalyze further support from external stakeholders.
  • 6. Proposals that involve disciplines outside traditional biomedical fields (e.g. law, education, business, public policy) are encouraged.


Amount of funding:

$10,000-$50,000 for 18 months

Funders include the Stanford University Office of the President, the Dean of the School of Medicine, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University.



The Stanford Global Health Seed Grant program supports 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 encourages the growth of Stanford’s vibrant global health community and outreach to international partners.


Priority Areas:

Preference will be given to high-impact projects that:

  • ·  Address the health implications of climate change in global settings
  • ·  Leverage Stanford Global Health’s research relationships in Madagascar, Nepal, Fiji and Indonesia
  • ·  Address allergies, asthma or other respiratory diseases in a low- or middle-income country



All proposals must be submitted via email to Jill Mueller at by November 3, 2017. Please carefully review the proposal submission guidelines below.


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