Gerald J. Lieberman fellowships are for doctoral students in the later stages of their programs. In 2019, thirteen fellowships were distributed, roughly in proportion to the doctoral student population. (Law and Business alternate nominating years.) There is one fellowship in each of the Schools of Education, Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences and Medicine, two in the Law School and four in the Schools of Engineering and Humanities & Sciences. Faculty nominate outstanding students in their first five years of graduate study for the one-year award.
The award honors Gerald J. Lieberman, who served Stanford as provost or acting provost during the tenures of three Stanford presidents. Lieberman was vice provost and dean of graduate studies and research from 1977-1985. In 1985 he was presented the Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for exceptional service to Stanford. He was cited, among other accomplishments, for his "tireless efforts on behalf of Stanford's graduate students." He joined the Stanford faculty in 1953 in statistics and industrial engineering. At the time of his death in 1999, he was professor emeritus of operations research and statistics.
The Lieberman Fellowships are intended to support outstanding graduate students who embody these ideals and values, and who will become the next generation of academic leaders. Students who are honored as Lieberman Fellows have already demonstrated outstanding accomplishments, as well as the potential for leadership roles within the academic community and promising careers in university teaching and research.
Eligible students are nominated by their school. Students must be in their first five years of graduate study to be eligble. Please contact the representative from your school dean's office for more information. When advisor and student are in different schools, use procedures determined by the dean's office of the student's degree department.