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Fellowships at Stanford

OPA helps identify funding sources, develop proposals, and manage funding. Note: all postdocs must receive at least the minimum salary, and are entitled to benefits. Faculty sponsors must supplement fellowships that do not meet minimum salary requirements or do not provide funding explicitly for benefits.

Each year, Stanford presents new fellowship opportunities and/or outright awards to postdocs. For instance, you can read more about the PRISM Baker Fellowships Article from the Stanford Report. Also, the Stanford Impact Labs welcomes its inaugural cohort of postdoctoral fellows who are working in partnership with research labs across Stanford University to address some of the most challenging social problems: racial and gender bias in the workplace; political polarization in the United States; and poverty and violence in Central America.

In addition to each of these, there are a wide variety of fellowship opportunities that also exist outside of Stanford.

Policy for Fellowship Support

Writing the Application

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and the School of Medicine Research Management Group (RMG) provide information and resources for fellowship applications. 

Many applications require a description of additional educational opportunites for Stanford postdocs, found here.

The Expanded Pilot PI Waiver supports applications from postdocs for R01-type grants that require Principal Investigator status at the School of Medicine. Contact the Research Management Group for more information.

The Stanford BioSciences Grant Writing Academy provides workshops, seminars, and online resources for proposals for fellowships and career development awards. Though aimed at NIH mechanisms, the programs are equally valuable for applications to other agencies and foundations.