SPARK now accepting applications for 2023 grants

SPARK now accepting applications for 2023 grants

Posted on August 2nd, 2022

SPARK is now accepting applications for product proposals for 2022 pilot grants!

SPARK at Stanford pilot grants support the discovery and development of novel therapeutics and diagnostics that address unmet medical needs. SPARK provides up to $50,000 in funding per year for up to two years, plus project-specific mentorship to advance promising research discoveries from bench to bedside.

SPARK accepts proposals for any clinical indication from any Stanford affiliate, including professors, clinicians, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students, with special interest in child and maternal health. Proposals will be evaluated based on the following three criteria:

  • scope and/or severity of unmet medical need
  • novelty of approach
  • feasibility of the path to clinic

Deadline for applications is September 30, 2022 at 6pm, for grants beginning January 1, 2023.

For more information, visit SPARK’s resources page. Apply online at