Skip to content Skip to navigation

External Funding

Beyond campus, there are a myriad of funding sources that Stanford graduate students may pursue to support their education, research, travel, and other initiatives.  

Several Stanford schools and degree programs and other universities maintain lists of funding opportunities that may be of interest to individual students. Professional and scholarly societies often offer funding to graduate students for dissertation research or conference travel. These sources may take time and patience to investigate, and the links may not be current.

Searchable Databases

The School of Medicine maintains a list of searchable database of funding and fellowship opportunities and guidance on how to use them:

  • Pivot (formerly Community of Science)
  • Grant Forward
  • grants.gov and other federal sources
  • Foundation Directory

Visit the School of Medicine database site

Pathways to Science (searchable database and tips for applying to graduate school and fellowships)

Pathways to Science Database of Postdoc Positions

DoResearch Funding Opportunities

On & Off-Campus Learning Opportunities

Department and School Lists

Professional and Scholarly Societies

Browse the National Institutes of Health list of professional associations