Call for CIGH Seed Grant Applications

Call for 2016 Proposals

Submission deadline: Nov. 30, 2015

Overview and Eligibility


Full proposal deadline: November 30, 2015*  (see the guidelines at the end of this message)

Award recipients will be notified by January 20, 2016

*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 (*including CE faculty) who are encouraged to work with fellows, post-docs, students and staff. 


Amount of funding: $10,000-$50,000 for 18 months



The CIGH Seed Grant program supports the development of innovative solutions to global health challenges. In order to foster a collaborative community of researchers, educators and students, it provides seed funding of $10,000 to $50,000 to enable multidisciplinary teams (different disciplines, departments or schools) to initiate novel research projects and/or to use new approaches to design or implement products, services, policies or programs to address health issues faced by low-resource populations. The program’s goals are to foster new relationships and create new areas of self-sustaining research.

Funders include the Stanford University Office of the President, the Dean of the School of Medicine, and the Woods Institute for the Environment.


Priority Areas:

Preference will be given to projects that have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • High-risk, transformative projects that have the potential to lead to substantial improvement in global health
  • Projects that address key issues at the intersection of the environment and health
  • Projects that represent new interdisciplinary collaborations among, faculty, fellows, postdocs, students or staff who have not previously worked together.


All proposals must be submitted via email to Jill Mueller at by November 30, 2015. Please carefully review the proposal submission guidelines below.