The Bingham Fund for Student Innovation in Human Biology

The Bingham Foundation has generously provided funds to support innovative student projects (ranging from $100-$3000) proposed by Human Biology majors intended to benefit undergraduate education. Here are a few Samples of Bingham-funded Projects (application info below).

Katharine Griffin Gorsky, Beyond the Magic Bullet: Innovation in Bottom-up Development” This conference looked at the development tools that are spurring poverty solutions in a “bottom up” fashion including microfinance and financial inclusion, design for extreme affordability (focusing on public health innovations) and positive deviance.

Joy Zhang, “Assessing and Improving Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Awareness at Stanford” Assessed and improved the knowledge of hepatitis B virus (HBV) among university students, particularly those of Asian Pacific Islander descent. The coordinators held a “Jade Day” and raised HBV awareness by tying green balloons to 800 bikes across campus.

Abimbola Dairo,“The 21st Century Doctor: Non-Traditional Ways of Practicing Medicine” Exposed Stanford’s pre-medical students to physician-leaders who are transforming and broadening the role played by physicians in society. This conference sought to inspire pre-medical students to have an innovative spirit, and to prepare them to be involved in shaping the field of medicine in the aspects of business, public service, and literature.

Pin-Yi Ko, "Living It @ Stanford". Video below.

To apply for Bingham funds:

  1. You should be a declared Human Biology major and be prepared to include an unofficial transcript
  2. Your proposal should address these questions ( ~2 pages or ~1200 words max, to be uploaded as a PDF).
    1. What do you intend to do?
    2. Why is the work important?
    3. What has already been done (by you and by others)?
    4. What other similar initiatives exist at the University?
    5. How are you going to do the work?
    6. Will your project include human subjects?
    7. How will the project benefit undergraduate education and/or undergraduate community at Stanford?
      * If you have material that would supplement your application, you should refer to it within your proposal, and we may request that it be submitted separately.
  3. Include an itemized anticipated budget and justification for your project.
  4. Meet with a faculty member to discuss your proposed project, so that s/he will be familiar enough to comment on its novelty, feasibility, and probable success.
  5. Faculty reference is due November 20 & May 5 (respectively for November 15 & April 30 application periods).

We encouage you to meet and discuss your idea with
Paul Fisher, pfisher
at stanford.edu
In the header indicate: Bingham Fund

Deadlines: November 15 and April 30

Click here if you are ready to apply