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Research grant applicants can locate program announcements from federal agencies on the agency websites and on are also located on the DoResearch site in addition to internal funding opportunities and limited submission applications. In addition, the School of Medicine Research Management Group (RMG) offers curated funding opportunities for all disciplines.

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Limited Submissions

A limited submission program is an externally sponsored project which limits the number of applications that can be submitted from the university. Since the number of applications is limited, an internal selection process is required for each program. Blythe Nobleman in the Engineering Research Administration (ERA) works with the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty & Academic Affairs to submit applications to the School of Engineering review committee.

  • View a complete list of limited submission opportunities at  DoResearchLimited submission applications are uploaded using InfoReady, which consolidates all documents into one package. Please submit through the DoResearch InfoReady hub.

The Research Development Strategist & Editor for the School of Engineering is available to work with PIs on their proposals from the developmental phase until final submission. For more information, please contact the Research Development Strategist & Scholarly Editor, Blythe Nobleman

Funding Opportunities

January, February, March

National Academy of Engineering Awards (Jan)
W. M. Keck Foundation (LTD; Jan and July)
Woods Institute (Jan, Apr)
NIH R01 (Feb, June, Oct)
NIH R03 (Feb, June, Oct)
NIH R21 (Feb, June, Oct)
Donald & Delia Baxter Foundation (Feb)
Stanford Coulter (Feb)
David & Lucille Packard Foundation (LTD, Feb)
France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (Mar)
Human Frontier Science Program (Mar)
Research Corporation for Science Advancement (Cottrell Scholars) (Mar)
CA Ocean Protection Council (Mar, Apr)

April, May, June

AFSOR Young Investigator Program (Apr)
Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation (Apr)
The Ono Pharma Foundation (LTD, Apr)
TomKat Centre (May)
Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) (May)
NIH R21 (May)
W.M. Keck Foundation (LTD; May and Nov)
Searle Scholars Program (LTD, June)
NIH R01 (Feb, June, Oct)
NIH R03 (Feb, June, Oct)
NIH R21 (Feb, June, Oct)

July, August, September

Sony Research Award (July)
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award (July)
The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (July)
Beckman Young Investigator Award (Aug)
Dr Ralph & Marian Falk Medical Research Trust Awards Program (LTD, Aug)
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) (Sep)
DARPA Young Faculty Award (Aug)
Amazon Research Awards (Aug-Oct)
Moore Inventor Fellows (Sep-Dec)
Sloan Research Fellowship (Sep)
American Chemical Society (ACS) Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) (Sep)

October, November, December

NIH R01 (Feb, June, Oct)
NIH R03 (Feb, June, Oct)
NIH R21 (Feb, June, Oct)
Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists (Oct)
Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation (Nov)
Lloyd’s Register Foundation (Nov)
W.M. Keck Foundation (LTD; May and Nov)

Various Dates

American Cancer Society
Army Research Office
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)
NASA Nspires
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Simons Foundation 
Stanford Office of International Affairs
Stanford Seed Funding
National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST)