Portrait of Crystal Botham

Crystal M. Botham, Ph.D.

Director & Founder of the Stanford Biosciences Grant Writing Academy and Office of Pediatric Research Development, Stanford University

Dr. Botham’s passion for writing proposals was ignited as a graduate student while writing an AHA fellowship. She now directs the Stanford Biosciences Grant Writing Academy, which was based on her successful Tackling Your K course (70% success rate for career development awards!). In 2016, the Grant Writing Academy was honored with an Innovations in Research Education Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Dr. Botham also leads the Stanford Office of Pediatric Research Development and provides strategic advice to faculty and others to enable competitive funding applications and productive research programs. She is a 2021 Department of Pediatrics Collaboration Awardee.