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National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Through Stanford's institutional membership, all graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty have access to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), which provides professional development, training, and mentoring. NCFDD resources are broadly applicable across academic disciplines and include a range of topics such as time management, overcoming academic perfectionism, developing a daily writing plan, writing grant proposals, and more. These resources offer concrete guidance that could increase your productivity and your sense of well-being.

NCFDD member resources include:

How to Activate Your Stanford Sponsored Membership:

  1. Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity website (
  2. Select the “Become a Member” tab and choose “Claim Your Institutional Membership.”
  3. Within the list of universities, click on "Stanford University."
  4. Complete the registration form by following all instructions. Be sure to provide your Stanford email address.
  5. Once you have submitted your registration information and NCFDD has approved your connection to Stanford, you should receive a welcome email.
Resource Type: Membership or Subscription  
Target Audience: All Graduate Students, Doctoral Students, Postdoctoral Scholars, Faculty
Time Commitment: Self-guided


Grad Grow Competencies

 Diversity Equity & Inclusion
 Career Development