Stanford

Spectrum Funding




Contact Information

Ashley Dunn, MPH
Spectrum Pilot Program Manager
(650) 497-7032



Pilot Grants




Overview

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

Goals of the Spectrum Pilot and Seed Grants Program:

  • to stimulate innovative clinical and translational research.
  • to encourage collaborative, transdisciplinary work to accelerate the translation of medical discoveries into improved health.

A further goal of this early-stage funding is to enable investigators to gather proof-of-concept data that enables follow-on funding, information dissemination and most important, momentum that helps to move these novel solutions from the idea stage to clinical use. Transdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged but are not a requirement for funding.

PILOT GRANTS

  • Funding period — One year (January through December)
  • Funding range — $15,000 to $50,000
  • Proposal deadline — October 7, 2016
  • Eligibility — Stanford faculty including clinical educators, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars (clinical and non-clinical)

Areas of Spectrum Research Funding

SPARK - Therapeutics is a novel drug and diagnostics discovery program that teaches an innovative, cost-effective way to overcome the hurdles associated with translating academic discoveries into drugs or diagnostics that address real clinical needs.

Byers Center for Biodesign - Medtech is a biomedical technology innovation program that assembles teams of medical, engineering and business students to develop solutions to address unmet medical needs. The Byers Center for Biodesign manages health technology grants for the Spectrum Pilot Grants Program. The defined scope of the Medtech component is to support projects involving medical devices and mobile technologies used for (1) therapeutic applications and (2) device-based patient-specific (or POC) diagnostic applications.

SPADA, the Stanford Predictives and Diagnostics Accelerator, assists interdisciplinary innovators in research, development and deployment of technologies that improve human health through disease prediction and/or diagnosis. The defined scope of SPADA includes projects with a goal of diagnosing and/or predicting the onset, course, worsening, or complications of disease, and prolonging health.

POPULATION HEALTH SCIENCES facilitates information exchange, collaboration and resource sharing among faculty, staff, students and community partners interested in population health. Research examples include studies of health-care delivery, comparative effectiveness research, and novel learning health care systems approaches to contemporary health care problems. PHS includes Community Engagement, and Stanford Learning Health Care Innovation.