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Stanford’s EDGE Fellowship supports diversity in graduate education

EDGE Fellows Mahlet Shiferaw, Bryen Irving, Amnahir Peña-Alcántara and Koji Lau-Ozawa
Image credit: Andrew Brodhead
Mar 8 2022
Fellow, Research, Stanford

For PhD students belonging to groups that are underrepresented in their chosen fields of study, navigating graduate school can pose unique challenges. Since its inception in 2008, the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Doctoral (EDGE) Fellowship Program has supported more than 200 Stanford doctoral students as they complete their degrees.

EDGE is a two-year fellowship offered to admitted doctoral students who contribute to the diversity of their field or degree program. It aims to support advanced scholars by providing funding, mentorship, professional development and community during their time on campus.

Admitted students are nominated for the fellowship program by the participating schools of Engineering; Humanities and Sciences; Earth, Energy and Environmental sciences; Business; and Education. The fellowship is modeled after a highly successful program of the National Science Foundation and is supported by the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education.


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