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EDGE: Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Doctoral Fellowship Program Details

At a Glance

by Nomination
Incoming Doctoral Students
Application Period: 
Winter quarter
Two years


Stanford's Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Doctoral Fellowship Program aims to recruit and retain outstanding doctoral students who have the potential to contribute to the diversity of their academic fields and degree programs. Supported and operated by the VPGE office, EDGE is based on a highly successful program of the National Science Foundation. The EDGE program serves Stanford doctoral students in the social and behavioral sciences, business, education, and the humanities (SBEH), and in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The EDGE program is run in collaboration with the Schools of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Humanities and Sciences, Engineering, and the Graduate Schools of Business and Education.

The EDGE Doctoral Fellowship Program reflects Stanford's commitment to fostering intellectual excellence in graduate education by enrolling a diverse student body and creating a vibrant and supportive educational environment. EDGE complements the training that doctoral students receive in their academic degree programs with opportunities for professional development, interdisciplinary research workshops, and mentorship by advanced graduate students and EDGE faculty advisors. EDGE fellows receive financial support, as well as the opportunity to apply for funding for research and professional travel and to engage in one-on-one mentoring. 

EDGE is an important fellowship that demonstrates Stanford’s commitment to enhancing diversity across fields and disciplines. It’s also a great opportunity for scholars to make connections and receive the support that will help them thrive in graduate school.

-  Stacey F. Bent, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Professor in the School of Engineering

See current EDGE Fellows

How To Apply

EDGE Doctoral Fellowships are awarded to incoming doctoral students, who are nominated by their degree program after they are admitted. Candidates are nominated after admissions decisions by degree programs to the deans' offices in the Schools of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Education, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences.  


Chris Gonzalez Clarke, Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education & Director, EDGE Doctoral Fellowship Program & Special Projects

EDGE Related Events

There are no upcoming events for this fellowship.