Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation

External Funding

Main content start

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

SOLO: Stanford On and Off-Campus Learning Opportunities

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

Visit the School of Medicine database site

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

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

Pathways to Science Database of Postdoc Positions

DoResearch Funding Opportunities

Department and School Lists

Professional and Scholarly Societies

Browse the National Institutes of Health list of professional associations

Related Links

VPGE Fellowships and Funding

Other Stanford Fellowships

Financial Aid Office