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Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine (PRISM)

Stanford PRISM Cohort 6: October 7-10, 2020

  • Application Opens August 4, 2020

  • Application Due September 15, 2020

  • PRISM Application: https://pdapp.stanford.edu/app/PRISM

  • PRISM will be held ONLINE only for the October 2020 cohort

Stanford PRISM Resources

 

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.

 

PRISM in the news: "Diversifying the Professioriate -- One Postdoc at a Time," People of Color in Higher Education

 

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 does not currently have fellowship funds attached. 

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 bioscience field, you may also check out the T32s at Stanford

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. 

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.

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 Robin Sugiura, Director of Programs & Outreach, at stanfordprism@stanford.edu.