Stanford Science Fellowships for Natural Sciences

by Vash Doshi, Graduate Career Peer
Monday, October 14, 2019 8:00 AM



Stanford University is launching a new fellows program for postdoctoral researchers in the natural sciences. Stanford Science Fellowships are intended for exceptional early-career postdoctoral scholars who have recently been awarded their PhD or will be awarded their PhD by the start of the fellowship and who want to pursue research and training in any natural science discipline.

The goals of this new postdoctoral training program are:

* To deepen our understanding of the natural world by advancing and bridging disciplines in the physical, mathematical, and life sciences.
* To provide opportunities for exceptionally qualified early-career scientists to develop academic leadership skills focused on fostering scientific discovery, acquire interdisciplinary approaches to foundational scientific research, and broaden science communication skills.
* To recognize and support scholars who bring a diversity of perspectives, identities, and backgrounds, including those from groups who are underrepresented in the sciences.
* To build community at Stanford around frontier research challenges.
* To provide flexibility and resources for bold, independent thinkers to pursue their own scientific research visions.

Between 4 to 8 fellows will be selected to start appointments between July 1 and September 1, 2020. Stanford Science Fellow appointments will be for three-year terms. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $83,000 per year, benefits, and up to $8,000 per year supplemental funds to support research and professional development.

Last date to apply is November 1. 

To learn more about the Stanford Science Fellowships please click here or email here.