The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education has announced the newest cohort of the Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence (DARE) Doctoral Fellowship Program. The two dozen Stanford PhD students represent a wide-range of academic disciplines, from aeronautics and immunology to literature and anthropology.
The program, which was launched in 2008, prepares students from diverse backgrounds to pursue and succeed in academic careers. Recipients are awarded during the last two years of their PhD program. There are currently more than 150 alumni of the program who have successfully launched careers in academia, industry and government.
The DARE program's objectives are to better prepare students from diverse backgrounds for academic careers and to have them, at the same time, enrich the educational experiences of others. Thus, the program expands the academic “pipeline” in two ways.