The eWEAR Initiative is soliciting seed grant proposals from the Stanford community of postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates, with the support of their principal investigator (PI) mentors, for exploratory projects in areas aligned with the scope of the eWEAR Initiative that involve a hardware aspect. The scope includes enabling technology or devices that are for sensing, interfaces, or flexible/stretchable electronics, worn or carried on the body or implanted in the body, or for analogous uses in robotics, vehicles, or structures. Proposals related to enabling technologies or for translational research are welcome. The intent of this award is to support new, original research projects that are collaborative among two or more researchers from different PI mentor groups.
What you will do
New, original research projects are required.
Collaboration is required and encouraged across different departments and schools.
Projects must be within the broad scope of the eWEAR Initiative, as in the opportunity description.
Preference will be given to proposals that are cross-disciplinary, have the potential to yield insights benefiting the research community, and that articulate the necessity of the investigation for enabling future applications of the research.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the potential impact of the idea, rather than the strength of the preliminary data.
Eligibility and Requirements:
It is strongly encouraged for applicants to start their application by October 2nd, instead of providing a letter of intent. Please include at least the following information:
Project Title (draft)
For each researcher: Name, department, address, phone number, email address, faculty PI mentor’s name, title and department
Project description (draft) aimed at a general audience (no more than 200 words)
Applications may be submitted by two or more researchers working in collaboration, from at least two different faculty PI mentors’ groups. PhD candidate status is described in the Stanford Doctoral Degrees Candidacy: Policy. Any PhD candidate may not receive more than one eWEAR seed grant award in a given year. Proposals including a postdoc as a co-applicant should be submitted by the postdoc on the seedfunding.stanford.edu version of this announcement.