SPARK Pilot Grants

SPARK Pilot Grants

Posted on July 18th, 2023

SPARK is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for product proposals for 2024 pilot grants!

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

SPARK accepts product 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 Friday, September 22, 2023 at 6pm.

Apply online at