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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.

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The Stanford Bio-X Bowes fellowships are made possible by funding from an endowment from William K. Bowes and also funding from the William K. Bowes Foundation while the Stanford Bio-X SIGFs, SIGFs affiliated with the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute or with Stanford ChEM-H, and Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Graduate Fellow 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 2021 application cycle have closed. Applications for the 2022 application cycle will be available in January 2022.


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

Fellows Symposiums:

OCTOBER 5, 2021 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 MAY 9, 2008 VIEW ALL

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