RAISE: Research, Action, and Impact through Strategic Engagement Doctoral Fellowship
The RAISE (Research, Action, and Impact through Strategic Engagement) Doctoral Fellowship Program supports doctoral students who are motivated to make positive contributions to their communities and the world. In alignment with Stanford’s commitment to purposeful engagement and impact, the RAISE Doctoral Fellowship provides students with funding to support experiential learning opportunities, coupled with cohort-based skills training and community building to better engage communities and create social change.
In its pilot phase, the RAISE Doctoral Fellowship will support cohorts of twenty students per year. First and second year students enrolled in a doctoral degree program in all seven schools are eligible to apply. Projects can be either related to students' dissertations or a separate community engaged project that is not related to research. RAISE Fellows will be selected in Spring Quarter 2023, to begin their fellowship in 2023-24.
The RAISE Doctoral Fellowship includes:
Stipend and graduate tuition (8-10 units or TGR) for 1 quarter per year over three years, for a total of 3 quarters of fellowship support
$9,000 in project funding to help cover travel and expenses related to the experiential learning component of RAISE
Structured workshops to support community-engaged and impact-focused projects and research
Professional development to prepare doctoral students for community and public impact in their career choices
Cohort-based community building and support
Additional mentorship from the RAISE Doctoral Fellowship Director, Stanford faculty mentors, advanced graduate student mentors, and alumni
In addition to VPGE, key campus partners in the development and implementation of the RAISE Doctoral Fellowship include the Haas Center for Public Service and Stanford Impact Labs. Read the RAISE Doctoral Fellowship announcement in the Stanford Report.
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How to Apply:
Applications are sought from Stanford doctoral students in Stanford’s seven schools who will be entering their second or third year of their doctoral program in the 2023-2024 academic year.
Application Opens: January 2023
Application Deadline: March 20, 2023
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all materials are submitted before the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Award Notifications: May 2023
Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend an informational session in winter quarter to learn about the RAISE Doctoral Fellowship’s goals and expectations, the application process, and selection criteria.
The 2023 RAISE Doctoral Fellowship application is open. Application deadline is March 20 at 11:59PM PST.
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