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VPGE Funding Opportunities

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The funding opportunities listed below are administered or funded by the VPGE office.

Fellowships Eligibility Process Application Period

DDRO: Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity

DDRO funds cover expenses for doctoral dissertation research on diversity-related topics. Learn More
Doctoral Students by Application Spring quarter (2024)

DIF: Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Funds

DIF is a program that supports Stanford graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the development of a project that will advance diversity within those populations. Learn More
All Students, Postdoctoral Scholars by Application Spring quarter

Recruitment Support to Departments

Recruitment support provides reimbursement for faculty and degree program efforts to recruit a diverse graduate student population. Learn More
Faculty, Departments by Nomination Winter quarter

SCORE (Strengthening the Core) Academic Innovation Funds

SCORE Academic Innovation Funds support faculty-led innovations in core areas of graduate education. Learn More
Faculty by Application No deadline; applications accepted anytime.

SPICE: Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement

SPICE funds support graduate students' efforts to build and expand their intellectual communities at Stanford. Learn More
All Students by Application The annual cycle for AY2025-26 will reopen Spring Quarter 2025.