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Stanford invests in doctoral students with new RAISE Fellowship

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Oct 25 2021
Faculty, Stanford, Students, VPGE

Stanford’s scholarly communities are poised to lead the long-range vision “to accelerate our purposeful impact in the world.” At the Oct. 21 Faculty Senate meeting, Stacey F. Bent, vice provost of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs, announced the Research, Action and Impact for Strategic Engagement, or RAISE, Doctoral Fellowship, providing an innovative and inclusive mechanism for doctoral students to participate in realizing the university’s vision.

“RAISE aims to shift how students apply their skills, capabilities and scholarly expertise to address issues of concern to their communities and to the world,” shared Bent, who is also the Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Professor in the School of Engineering and professor of Chemical Engineering. She added, “Many Stanford students are deeply compelled to pursue research in order to address some of the toughest social problems and are motivated by the potential contributions their research can offer. This program seeks to legitimize and aid those ambitions without compromising their training as rigorous scholars and researchers.”.

VPGE supports diversity, inclusion, and equity on campus, including the IDEAL initiative, and from individual student fellowships to grants for student-led initiatives.

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