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Global Health Seed Grants

About the Stanford Global Health Seed Grant program

The Stanford Global Health Seed Grant program catalyzes the development of innovative solutions to global health and planetary health challenges. It supports scientific and clinical research, implementation science, and development of new innovations in health care implementation or delivery. The program seeks to expand Stanford’s vibrant global health community, support global health training opportunities for Stanford trainees and students, and strengthen capacity with international partners. Research projects that have strong potential to generate solutions and impact, and/or scale-up into larger initiatives are encouraged to apply.

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Application Process

Stanford Global Health issues an annual Call for Proposals each year in February or March. All Stanford Faculty with PI eligibility may apply. This call is open to faculty from all seven schools. Post-doctoral fellows, clinical trainees, instructors, and research scientists/scholars must identify a faculty mentor. Recipients are notified by late May, and grants begin over the summer. Applications are now open for the 2024 Global Health Seed Grant Program! Apply by March 29, 2024.

Our Impact

Our grants have fostered the development of innovative global health solutions to pressing and emerging challenges such as the Ebola epidemic, COVID-19, and climate change. They’ve advanced global health research, sparked and expanded partnerships with collaborators in low -and middle-income countries, and propelled learning for early-career researchers.


Recipients responding to a survey who reported receiving follow-on funding


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Our Latest Seed Grant Awardees

Read the articles below to learn about the current cohort of seed grant recipients. Learn about past seed grant awardees here.

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