VPGE administers six fellowship programs for doctoral students. The fellows are either selected from nominations received from faculty and departments, or from applications submitted by students. Deadlines for nominations or applications are listed below
|Fellowship||Number Awarded Annually||Eligibility||Duration||2013-14 Stipend and Other Benefits||Nomination (N) or Application (A)|
|ARCS||6||Continuing students in ARCS approved science & engineering fields||2 or 3 qtrs (see ARCS section for details)||$36,000 (approx)
||N: Feb/March (to School)|
|CCSRE-GF||2||Newly admitted students planning research in CCSRE areas||3 yr||$36,500
|N: Feb 28|
|DARE||12||Advanced doctoral students planning academic careers||2 yr||$36,500
|A: April 1|
|Lieberman||9||Advanced doctoral students representing all schools||1 yr||$36,500
N: Feb/March (to School)
|SGF||130||Newly admitted or continuing students in science and engineering||3 yrs (new); 2-3 yrs (continuing)||$36,500
|N: March (newly admitted); May (continuing)|
|SIGF||17||Continuing students conducting inter-disciplinary research||3 yrs||$36,500
|A: March 14|
Last updated 3/5/2013
Other Stanford Fellowships (not restricted to students in specific departments and requires direct application to the administering organization)
The ARCS Scholar Award recognizes outstanding students who have a record of past achievement and who show exceptional promise of making a significant contribution to the scientific and technological strength of the nation. Each year, the Northern California Chapter of the ARCS Foundation allocates an award to Stanford, which VPGE then uses to support as many PhD students as possible through a combination of ARCS and University funds. The fellowships to ARCS Scholars are in one of two configurations, each approximating $36,000 in total support for 2013-14:
To be eligible for an ARCS award, the candidates must:
School Deans select the candidates from eligible departments: Aeronautics & Astronautics, Applied Physics, Biological Sciences, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Energy Resources Engineering, Environmental Earth System Science, Geological & Environmental Sciences, Geophysics, Management Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics.
Each Dean determines their own selection process for ARCS Scholarships. Please contact the representative from the School Dean's Office for more information. When advisor and student are in different schools, use procedures determined by the Dean's Office of the student's degree department.
NOMINATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2013
CCSRE Graduate Fellowships are for new doctoral students interested in the study of the meanings, processes, and consequences of race, ethnicity, and culture. CCSRE-GFs are three-year awards for outstanding doctoral students newly admitted by a department or program. Prospective Fellows are nominated by the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) Affiliated Faculty during the admissions season. The fellowship provides the opportunity to meet on a regular basis with the faculty members, scholars, undergraduates, and graduate students who comprise the interdisciplinary community at CCSRE. The first fellowships were awarded for the 2008-09 academic year.
Nominees must be:
Awards will be approved by the Graduate Fellowships Faculty Advisory Committee (GFFAC), a University-wide faculty committee that reviews VPGE-Administered Stanford fellowships. GFFAC decisions will be made in mid-March. Offers of the CCSRE-GF to recipients will be coordinated between CCSRE, VPGE, and the admitting department shortly thereafter. For 2013 two awards are expected.
Further information about CCSRE-GFs is available from Heidi López, Fellowships Coordinator at email@example.com or (650) 725-9141.
Current fellows can submit a request to bank (i.e., defer or reserve) quarters of support, when eligible.
Gerald J. Lieberman fellowships are for doctoral students in the later stages of their programs. In 2013, eleven fellowships will be distributed, roughly in proportion to doctoral student population. (Law and Business alternate nominating years.) There will be one fellowship in each of the schools of education, earth sciences, medicine and law; three in engineering and four in the school of humanities and sciences.
The award honors Gerald J. Lieberman, who served Stanford as provost or acting provost during the tenures of three Stanford presidents. Lieberman was vice provost and dean of graduate studies and research from 1977-1985. In 1985 he was presented the Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for exceptional service to Stanford. He was cited for, among other accomplishments, his "tireless efforts on behalf of Stanford's graduate students." He joined the Stanford faculty in 1953 in statistics and industrial engineering. At the time of his death, in 1999, he was professor emeritus of operations research and statistics.
Nominations are for doctoral students whose personal and professional traits resemble Lieberman’s. Through their research accomplishments, teaching, and university service, awardees must have demonstrated the potential for becoming academic leaders.
Please contact the representative from the School Dean's Office for more information. When advisor and student are in different schools, use procedures determined by the Dean's Office of the student's degree department.