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Emergency Funding

If you are facing significant financial hardship, the Stanford Financial Aid Office could help. The offers emergency funding to graduate students on a case-by-case basis. Visit their website to see if you qualify.

Last modified 03/09/2017

Stereotype Threat: How it Affects Us and What We Can Do About It

In this video, Emeritus Professor Claude Steele (formerly Dean of the School of Education at Stanford) discusses his research on stereotype threat. Essential information for anyone interested in promoting equality and diversity, this presentation will be especially useful to graduate students who teach or lead diverse groups. From the Award-Winning Teachers on Teaching lecture series. 

Last modified 08/11/2014

Research-Related Initiatives in Digital Learning

The VPTL supports several research-based initiatives in online and digital learning. Bringing together scholars from diverse fields, including communication, computer science, education, psychology, and sociology, this work seeks to use digital learning platforms with the aim of building a data science of teaching and learning. This website will provide you with more information on and links to each of these exciting initiatives.

Last modified 08/29/2016

H-STEP Fellowship

A joint program by the School of Humanities and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education, the H-STEP fellowship offers PhD graduates a fully-funded opportunity to start a career in secondary school teaching. Accepted students will receive fellowships to attend STEP, a highly-competitive, 12-month program that yields both a Master of Arts in Education and a preliminary California Single Subject Teaching Credential. Applications are due in January; apply up to 18 months before your intended graduation quarter, but not after. Interested applicants should schedule a counseling appointment with Viviana Alcazar.

Last modified 12/02/2014

Fellowships through the Office for Religious Life

The Office for Religious Life offers several small fellowships to graduate students to explore various aspects of religion. Although you do not have to study religion specifically as a graduate student, successful applicants will demonstrate a genuine desire to explore religion in their own lives and a willingness to listen and learn from those with different backgrounds. 

Last modified 04/01/2017

Individual Development Plan Tool

Wondering how to leverage the expertise you gained in graduate school into a satisyfing and productive career? The Individual Development Plan (myIDP) tool is here to help! 

Visit the myIDP website to find:

  • Exercises to help you examine your skills, interests, and values
  • A list of 20 scientific career paths with a prediction of which ones best fit your skills and interests
  • A tool for setting strategic goals for the coming year, with optional reminders to keep you on track
  • Articles and resources to guide you through the process

Last modified 10/05/2017

Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Located within the School of Engineering, the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) supports entrepreneurship education at Stanford and around the world. The program delivers courses and extracurricular programs to Stanford while also producing scholarly research on high-impact technology ventures. Check out their course offerings, workshops, research, and collaborative projects. 

Last modified 08/30/2016


Windhover is a spiritual refuge on the Stanford University campus meant to inspire and promote personal renewal. Windhover is dedicated to relieving stress and offers a peaceful, non-religious environment for reflection, re-invigoration, and tranquility. Open to the entire Stanford community.

Last modified 09/09/2015

Science and the Media: Getting Published and Communicating about Science (Video)

In this video, former Stanford President and editor-in-chief of Science magazine Donald Kennedy speaks to biomedical PhD students about communicating science through publications. Watch it to learn this expert's perspective on getting published, communicating ideas, and participating in the scientific community.

Last modified 10/22/2017

Power & Influence (Voice & Influence Series)

Body language speaks louder than words. In this video Stanford Business School Professor Deborah Gruenfeld discusses the body language of authority and how fluently adapting your body language to match different situations can be a source of power and influence. Your body language influences both your personal psychology and how others perceive you. Included is a downloadable discussion guide focused on practicing your body language skills.

Last modified 08/18/2014