Health Equity & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Research Grant Program
A PART OF OFFICE OF RESEARCH PATIENT CARE SERVICES
Health Equity & DEI Research Grant Launch
TBD - Esitmated July 2023
August 25, 2023 @ 11:59PM
Notification of Awards
September 15, 2023
September 25, 2023
Estimated AUGUST 25th, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
In 2022, the Office of Research, Patient Care Services, Health Equity Research Division at Stanford Health Care announced a new funding opportunity for innovative research projects that sought to improve equity in: (1) clinical research, (2) health care delivery, (3) clinical practice, and (4) workforce initiatives. The opportunity provided funding to Stanford Health Care employees for projects designed to address health equity and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our goal is to continue to fund projects in 2023 once funding has been established.
Stanford Health Care is committed to achieving health equity and workforce diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive for our patients, communities, and our diverse workforce to have equity in reaching their full health potential. Furthermore, our mission to address health care disparities is driven by our Stanford Health Care Strategic and Operational Plans, Nursing and Patient Care Services Strategy, and our Stanford Medicine Integrated Strategic Plan.
- Increase diversity, equity, and inclusion among clinical research participants.
- Identify potential risks for bias at any stage in the clinical research process from formulating research questions, proposal formulation, recruiting participants, and gaining patient consent through to administering clinical research interventions.
- Identify and develop programs and systems to eliminate bias and inequities in care delivery and clinical practice (based on race, gender/sex, ability, income, geographic region, or zip code, etc.).
- Develop a guide for creating and maintaining partnerships with community-based health care organizations that serve diverse and communities of color, drawing from health equity frameworks and networks.
- Empower Stanford Health Care Employees and Groups, such as Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Shared Leadership Council (SLC), Interprofessional teams, unit and department-based ERGs, and their members, among others, to be change agents on behalf of Stanford Health Care to: identify, propose, design, and implement innovative ideas to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion as an ongoing standard across Stanford Health Care
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Elidia V. Tafoya, MPH, Grant Manager
Dr. Alice Yan, PhD, Research Scientist
Proposal Development and Review Process
Health Equity and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grant applications are reviewed and funded on an annual basis, as funds permit. The proposal development and submission process begins with an innovative idea, question, clinical inquiry, or with an identified issue that aligns with the aims of this grant program. Our grant management team recommends that applicants convene an interdisciplinary team to develop their proposal as part of the application process.
An Office of Research, Patient Care Services research or nurse scientist and project advisor will be available to assist grant applicants with:
- Exploring and developing their innovative ideas, clinical inquiry/research questions, or other project needs
- Confirming the significance of the proposal idea
- Clarifying budget parameters
Proposals are required to include the following:
- Purpose and aims
- Background and significance
- Research Study or Project Design
- Timeline (12-month)
- Budget (detailed)
- Letters of support
- Supplemental documents if applicable
Projects with a research component should include hypotheses, a definition of the sample population to be studied and a description of the data collection and analysis strategy/plan.
Eligibility to Apply
Individuals and teams are encouraged to apply. However, the principal applicant must be a Stanford Health Care Employee (part or fulltime; with letter of support from direct SHC manager; SHC sponsored faculty; clinicians or non-clinicians).
Grant funding is available for Health Equity and DEI projects:
- Up to $25,000. Potential for up to $50,000, depending on the project scope and potential impact.
Application Requirements and Submission
- Completed Application Form
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- One Letter of Support
- One Letter of Recommendation from direct Manager/Supervisor
- Read through the Health Equity & Diversity Handbook / FAQ Guide
- Supplemental documents (journal/research articles, project documents, etc.)
- Proposal (3 page maximum)
- Schedule a meeting for a consultation with an Office of Research, Patient Care Services, SHC research or nurse scientist and advisor at least 2 weeks prior to submission.
Grant Application and Document Submission
Complete the application and submit your proposal packet by the stated deadline by emailing the completed application to the Grant Manager:
Elidia V. Tafoya, MPH
The Office of Research Patient Care Services
Stanford Health Care
301 Ravenswood Avenue
I-Wing, M/C 5748
Menlo Park, CA 94025