The 2014 application season will be from January 10th to March 13th 2014.
The Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF) Program is a new university-wide program to award three-year fellowships to outstanding doctoral students engaged in interdisciplinary research. It is a competitive university-wide program overseen and administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE). The SIGF Program is being established by raising endowed funds. Since 2008, ninety-six students have received the award.
SIGF fellowships allow Stanford doctoral students to pursue questions that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Examples include:
Interdisciplinary initiatives in
bio-x, biomedical research and biosciences
, international studies, creativity and the arts, K-12 education, and environment, energy and sustainability.
• Multidisciplinary inquiry within and between the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.
• Other emerging areas of interdisciplinary study.
In this video, Melinda
Cromie, 2008 Paul Berg Interdisciplinary Biomedical Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow, talks about
her research aimed at muscle diseases. Melinda is a doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering.
Annual stipend paid over 4 quarters for three years. For 2013-14 the annual stipend is $36,500 ($9,125 per quarter). The annual stipend amount for the 2012-13 year was $35,360 ($8,840 per quarter).
In Year 3, a fund of $3000 ($750/quarter) will facilitate intellectual and professional development in interdisciplinary research.
Fellows with TGR enrollment before Year 3 will also receive the additional stipend of $750 per quarter to facilitate intellectual and professional development in interdisciplinary research.
In Years 1 and 2, the SIGF Fellowship pays 8 - 10 unit tuition for Autumn, Winter and Spring Quarters, plus Summer tuition for 3 units.
In Year 3, the SIGF Fellowship pays TGR tuition for four quarters.
SIGF Fellows can bank (i.e., defer or reserve) up to a maximum of two quarters
of support during the lifetime of their SIGF fellowship provided all
SIGF support is used within the first six years of graduate study, which
includes summer quarter of the sixth year.
SIGF Fellowships must be used in the first six years of doctoral study at Stanford, and in the first six years of graduate study for students in those departments that admit doctoral students first to the master's.