Stanford University will model its new basic research fund on existing competitive internal seed fund programs in interdisciplinary biosciences, energy, and the environment. Designed to encourage innovative, “high risk” work, this new venture fund program will award relatively small amounts of support at critical junctures for early-stage research or multi-investigator projects that would likely not find other sources of funding.
PURPOSE AND FOCUS:
This fund provides a mechanism to support basic research in any field that is novel, early stage, and not likely to receive funding from federal or other sources.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
Any faculty member or team of faculty members; preference for early career faculty.
APPLICATION AND REVIEW:
Open application process, with proposals reviewed quarterly. Funds administered by the Vice Provost and Dean of Research. The Vice Provost’s committee of senior associate deans from Stanford’s schools of humanities and sciences, engineering, medicine, and earth sciences will review proposals.
TYPE OF SUPPORT:
Funding over one or multiple years, depending on nature of project proposed; no dollar cap set; will award range of grant amounts.
To learn more about the program, view the Stanford University Full Description.