Call for Proposals: The 2024 Stanford Global Health Seed Grants

The call for proposals is currently open for the 2024 Stanford Global Health Seed Grants.

The Stanford Global Health Seed Grant programme encourages the development of innovative solutions to global and planetary health challenges. It supports scientific and clinical research, implementation science, and the development of new innovations in health care implementation or delivery.

The programme seeks to enable Stanford’s vibrant global health community, support global health training opportunities for Stanford trainees and students, and build 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.

Preference will be given to research teams that include more than one discipline and reflect the Centre for Innovation in Global Health’s major initiatives and funders’ priorities:

  • Global Health
  • Human and Planetary Health:
  • Global Maternal and Child Health
  • Global Emergency Medicine
  • Local Health Equity
  • Global Surgery
  • Global Ophthalmology
  • Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine
  • Pathology

Grants: $10,000 – $50,000 for 18 months


  • All Stanford Faculty with PI eligibility may apply.
  • Post-doctoral fellows, clinical trainees, instructors, and research scientists/scholars must identify a faculty mentor and then may be included as co-PIs.
  • Teams may include investigators in off-campus partner institutions, including in low- or middle-income countries.
  • Teams may also partner with nonprofit organizations, industry, or government officials.
  • However, the call is open to faculty from all seven schools.

Selection Criteria

The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health and funders will review proposals based on:

  • Scientific merit of the proposal, with quality, innovation and creativity balanced by likelihood of success
  • Interdisciplinary nature of the project and research team, including international collaborations where appropriate
  • Likelihood that results or solutions will lead to improved health among vulnerable populations
  • A persuasive case that results would lead to scale-up, and/or catalyze further funding from external sources
  • Involvement of Stanford trainees and/or students; global health career development
  • Alignment between the proposal’s goals and the program priority areas (outlined above)
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Application Process

All documents should be in pdf format, single-spaced, Arial 11-point font, with one-inch margins, each proposal must include:

  • Cover page with project title, one-paragraph summary, and each team member’s name, email, professional title, and department and school affiliation(s)
  • Proposal
  • Supporting material

To apply for Call for Proposals: The 2024 Stanford Global Health Seed Grants, click here

Deadline: March 29, 2024.

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