Research Development Office (SRDO)


The Stanford Research Development Office (SRDO) assists medical school investigators coordinate and prepare grant applications for large multidisciplinary biomedical projects. It also helps early career scholars fund their first independent research projects.

This office is supported by the Dean’s office within the Stanford School of Medicine.


Stanford Resources for Award Applicants: Grant Assistance

Michael Helms, director of the Stanford Research Development Office, on how this office can help you with grant applications, collaborations and team building (2016 Stanford K-fest, Monday, January 25, 2016).

NIH funds a new health disparities research center

Physicians, scientists and industry leaders discuss innovation strategies, opportunities and research findings. March 29, 2016. The Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity Center received a 5-year, $11.5 million grant to precision-medicine tools to improve the health of underserved ethnic and racial groups. Details here

Grant coach office hours

Meet one-on-one with Stanford’s trained grant coaches to answer questions, find resources, obtain advice or evaluate draft documents. Details here.

Biodesign textbook and video library available

A new edition of "Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies" is now available, along with a library of nearly 300 videos that reinforce key concepts in the biodesign innovation process, from need findings to regulatory approval.