CIGH 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 are 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.


Award Winners


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Desiree LaBeaud, in the Department of Pediatrics: Complex Data and Deep Learning for Disease Outbreak Prediction

Jennifer Newberry, in the Department of Emergency Medicine: Impact Analysis of a Comprehensive Gender-Based Violence Helpline in Gujarat, India

Homero Rivas, in the Department of Surgery: Scaling access to care in rural Mexico via Digital Health, Telemedicine and Drones

Robert Shafer, in the Department of Medicine-Infectious Diseases: Building HIV Drug Resistance Testing Capacity in LMICs – A Multidisciplinary Approach

Shruti Sheth, in the Department of Medicine: Point-of-care breast cancer capacity building and molecular diagnostic classification in Nigeria

Rebecca Walker, in the Department of Emergency Medicine: Improving Access to Quality Prehospital Emergency Care in Rural Nepal Through the Creation and Implementation of a Prehospital Care Protocol Mobile Application


Application Information

Proposals for 2017 CIGH seed grants were due October 5, 2016. Information about 2018 seed funding will be made available in early Fall 2017. 

In past years, grants have been awarded up to $50,000.


Contact CIGH Deputy Director Katherine Burke at