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Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine (PRISM)

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PRISM Faculty Guide

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

 

Stanford PRISM Cohort 9: May 2022

  • Application Opens: December 2021

  • Application Closes: Late January 2022

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

  • Cohort 9 is expected to visit campus in May 2022 for an in-person Recruitment Event and Interview Opportunity. (Cohort 9 PhD completion dates should be between May 2022 - August 2023)

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 mutual interest and ensure space in their research group as part of the selection process. PRISM is a recruitment initiative that helps to connect prospective postdocs with labs/groups that have an 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 you to travel to campus and stay for 3-5 nights. During your stay, you will meet with faculty you have identified as sharing your research interests as well as current postdocs.

    When held virtually, we host 7-10 Zoom Events to provide information, professional development, and network building to the selected PRISM cohort. The actual schedule of events will be announced closer to the dates of the event. 

     

    Eligibility

    Eligibility requirements: 

    Eligibility for travel funding through PRISM varies by School (applies for in-person PRISM events; there is more flexibility for virtual events).

    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. 

     

    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