The Stanford Bio-X program has, as one of its major goals, the enhancement of interdisciplinary interactions between and among all scientific communities at Stanford. Stanford Bio-X brings together researchers – in computer science and technology, engineering, the basic sciences in H&S, the earth sciences, and the pre-clinical and clinical sciences in the School of Medicine, in areas related to biosciences, biomedicine, and bioengineering – to bring interdisciplinary solutions and to create new knowledge of biological systems, in benefit of human health. The Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Seed Grants Program (IIP) awards provide seed funding for high-risk, high-reward collaborative proposals including basic research leading to fundamental discoveries, as well as innovative technology, relating to human health.
We are announcing this request for letters of intent (LOI) for interdisciplinary initiatives Seed Grants to all eligible Stanford Faculty who are affiliated with Bio-X (please review eligibility details here). The LOIs will be evaluated as to their interdisciplinary nature, quality, likelihood of being successful, whether they address the scientific and programmatic goals of Stanford Bio-X in its broadest sense, their potential for obtaining future support for sustainability, and whether the proposal is a new collaboration between the faculty. LOIs must involve Principal Investigators affiliated with Stanford Bio-X in at least two different disciplines. It will be important to document how the collaborative effort will be stronger than the sum of two independent projects and how the project is related to human health. Stanford Bio-X will consider proposals in the range of up to $100,000 a year for two years. Support could be for personnel (undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral students, research assistants, or associates), supplies, equipment, travel, or seminar and symposia needs. Faculty salaries on the grants are generally not allowed.
Letters of Intent must be received by: Monday, March 19th, 2018 by 5:00 PM (PST).