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PhD Fellows

The Stanford Bio-X Graduate Fellowships offer Ph.D. candidates funding independent of any one lab or grant, freeing recipients to pursue interdisciplinary research and to work with multiple mentors.

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About the Graduate Fellowship Program

The Stanford Bio-X Graduate Fellowship Program provides current Stanford graduate students whose research interests are interdisciplinary in nature with three years of funding support. Because Stanford Bio-X Fellows work on the cutting edge at the intersection of disciplines, their potential to generate transformative discoveries for the benefit of human health is profound.

To date, the Stanford Bio-X Fellowship program has provided 318 graduate students representing 30 different departments with awards to pursue interdisciplinary research and to collaborate with multiple mentors, enhancing their potential to generate profound transformative discoveries. Graduates of the program have transitioned to successful careers in the industry sector, co-founded start-up companies, and hold professorships at Stanford and its peer institutions.

group photo of Stanford Bio-X graduate fellows

The Stanford Bio-X Bowes fellowships are made possible by a generous donation from the William K. Bowes Foundation while the Stanford Bio-X SIGFs, SIGFs affiliated with the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, and SIGFs affiliated with Stanford ChEM-H are made possible by other generous donors. These donations are helping Stanford strengthen graduate training in interdisciplinary biosciences, thereby spurring important new advances in science and engineering.

(Applications for the 2020 Stanford Bio-X graduate fellowships have closed. Information on the 2021 application cycle will be available late Fall 2020.)


photo of Kate Montgomery, Carolina Tropini, Joanna Mattis, and Samir Menon, speakers at the June 2013 Fellows Symposium

Fellows Symposiums:

OCTOBER 6, 2020 OCTOBER 29, 2019 OCTOBER 16, 2018
OCTOBER 3, 2017 OCTOBER 18, 2016 OCTOBER 6, 2015
JUNE 26, 2014 JUNE 26, 2013 JUNE 21, 2012
JULY 27, 2011 JUNE 18, 2010 July 1, 2009

Fellowship Brochures:

2020 Stanford Bio-X FellowshipS 2019 Stanford Bio-X FellowshipS 2018 Stanford Bio-X FellowshipS
2017 Stanford Bio-X FellowshipS 2016 Stanford Bio-X FellowshipS 2015 Stanford Bio-X FellowshipS
2014 Stanford Bio-X FellowshipS 2013 Stanford Bio-X FellowshipS 2012 Stanford Bio-X FellowshipS
2011 Stanford Bio-X FellowshipS 2010 Stanford Bio-X FellowshipS 2009 Stanford Bio-X FellowshipS
2008 Stanford Bio-X FellowshipS 2007 Stanford Bio-X FellowshipS 2006 Stanford Bio-X FellowshipS