The DARE Doctoral Fellowship Program awards two-year fellowships to advanced Stanford doctoral students who want to investigate and prepare for academic careers and whose presence will help diversify the professoriate.
Stanford’s commitment to diversity is broadly conceived. It includes, but is not limited to:
The DARE program's objectives are to better prepare students from diverse backgrounds for academic careers and to have them, at the same time, enrich the educational experiences of others. Thus, the program expands the academic “pipeline” in two ways.
DARE was initially created as a four-year pilot program for three cohorts of students on two-year fellowships. The first cohort of DARE Fellows was selected in Spring 2008. The program has since been extended to support 13 cohorts of students.
DARE Doctoral Fellowships include:
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Applications are sought from Stanford doctoral students from all departments, fields, and programs. Please review the application instructions and FAQs to learn more about program details, eligibility, and the selection process.
Application information will be available in January each year. All materials, including letter of support and assessment from the primary advisor, must be submitted electronically.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming information sessions to learn about the program's goals and expectations, the application process, and selection criteria.
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