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Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine (PRISM)

Stanford PRISM In The News:

PRISM Faculty Guide

Stanford Faculty: Click here to access the PRISM Faculty Guide or the Stanford PRISM Baker Fellowship information.

Stanford PRISM Cohort 9 Visited Campus from May 4-7, 2022. 

Thank you to all Staff, Faculty, Current Postdocs, and Admins who supported the Spring 2022 Cohort of #StanfordPRISM!

Stanford PRISM Cohort 10 Visit Dates: October 12-15, 2022

  • Link to Cohort 10 Digital Flyer

  • Cohort 10 Application Opened: May 2, 2022

  • Cohort 10 Application Closes: July 18, 2022

  • Cohort 10  will release its nomination/status updates: by September 1, 2022.

  • Are you interested in PRISM? Contact us via email at stanfordprism@stanford.edu to learn more!

  • Cohort 10 is expected to visit campus from October 12-15, 2022 for an in-person Recruitment Event and Interview Opportunity. (Cohort 10 PhD completion dates should be between December 2022 - May 2024),,,

  • The Cohort 11 information & application timeline will be released in October 2022.

Stanford PRISM Resources

 

More Info About Stanford PRISM:

We invite all graduate students, and especially those from backgrounds underrepresented in academia, to apply for the Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine (PRISM) postdoc interview opportunity. Underrepresented groups include, but are not limited to: African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Filipinos, those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those underrepresented on the basis of gender identity or expression or sexual orientation. Stanford PRISM invites students to explore our training environment and to consider whether advanced training at Stanford would support their career goals.

Postdoctoral training is a critical period for establishing research independence. At Stanford, postdocs work alongside top scientists and at the same time develop their professional skills, explore career options, and prepare for independent careers. Stanford has one of the largest postdoc populations in the country and a strong commitment to making the postdoc experience the best it can possibly be...

     

    Here’s how Stanford PRISM works:

    Fill out our online application, including your CV, a research statement, a recommendation from your mentor, and the names of up to six Stanford faculty with whom you would be interested in working. We will work with faculty to determine if there is mutual interest and a possibility to interview with their research group as part of the selection process. Therefore, PRISM is a recruitment initiative that helps to connect prospective postdocs with labs/groups that have a possible opening on their team. 

    Check out the PRISM Application Guide for more details about each part of the application and our ever-growing list of faculty who are especially enthusiastic about interviewing PRISM candidates. If you are in a biosciences field, you may also check out the T32s at Stanford

    When held in person, we arrange for selected Cohort Members to travel to campus and stay for 3-5 nights. Over the course of those days, you will have the opportunity to meet with faculty that have been identified as sharing your research interests AND you will also be able to network with several current Stanford postdoc groups.

    When held virtually, we host a series of Zoom Events to provide information, professional development, and network building to the selected PRISM Cohort Members. The actual schedule of events will be announced via email closer to the dates of the event. 

     

    Eligibility

    Eligibility requirements: 

    PRISM application eligibility varies by each individual School. So, please read through the eligibility criteria below to determine if you're eligible to apply with the faculty members/PIs within that school.

    NOTE: PRISM Applications that are completed by the deadline but deemed ineligible (due to not meeting the following criteria) will NOT be submitted to Stanford Faculty for further review.

    School of Medicine

    School of Medicine candidates should be:

    • Eligible for NIH T-32 training grants, which are limited to US Citizens or Permanent Residents, by the time they will begin their postdoctoral appointment.
    • Currently at any institution in the US. Applications from students in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, etc., may also be considered, pending funding availability. Travel funds are not available for those currently located overseas.
    • Intend to complete their PhD within 15 months of PRISM, though later graduation dates may be considered, at the discretion of the faculty or program.

    Schools of Earth, Engineering, and Humanities & Social Sciences

    Candidates for the Schools of Earth, Engineering, and Humanities & Sciences should be:

    • Any citizenship with appropriate visa status.
    • Currently at any institution in the US. Applications from students in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, etc., may also be considered, pending funding availability. Travel funds are not available for those currently located overseas.
    • Intend to complete their PhD within 15 months of PRISM, though later graduation dates may be considered, at the discretion of the faculty or program.
    • Interested in postdoctoral training with faculty in any field offered within those schools. 

    SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

    Candidates for SLAC postdoc positions should be aware:

    • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.
    • All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.
    • All staff at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. SLAC is an E-Verify employer.

    Additional questions about PRISM? Please contact the PRISM Team:

    • Robin Sugiura, Director of Postdoctoral Training

    • Antonio Robinson, Recruitment & Engagement Program Manager

    • Email us at: stanfordprism@stanford.edu