The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education

Pilot Grants — Community Engagement


The Spectrum Innovations and Pilots Program accelerates the translation of medical discoveries into better health through innovation training, mentorships and pilot funding of promising projects.

Innovation training and project development support are offered through these fellowship and educational programs:

  • Biodesign (medtech innovation)
  • SPARK (biopharma innovation)
  • SPADA (Stanford Predictives and Diagnostics Accelerator)

Spectrum Pilot Grants for Community Engagement must be strong community-based research projects involving collaborative partnerships with community agencies such as community health centers, schools, county health departments and/or hospital systems or other nonprofit health organizations in the local Bay Area. Award recipients are encouraged to follow the principles of Community Engagement and include project expenses that support the community partner’s role in the proposed project. Funding must be used to support the implementation of a community-based research project involving local health issues.

Applications for the 2016 cycle of funding are due by 6pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Before applying, please carefully review the 2016 Request for Proposals for Community Engagement.

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