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PhD Fellows

The Bio-X Graduate Fellowships offers 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 Bio-X Graduate Fellowship Program provides current Stanford graduate students whose research interests are interdisciplinary in nature with three years of funding support. Because 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 Bio-X Fellowship program has provided funding for 198 graduate students. 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 fellowships are a generous donation by the William K. Bowes Foundation while other generous donors have made the Bio-X Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowships (SIGFs) possible. These donations are helping Stanford strengthen graduate training in interdisciplinary biosciences, thereby spurring important new advances in science and engineering.

Applications for the 2016-2017 cycle of the graduate fellowships will be available online in early January 2016, at which time the link to the application and details of eligibility requirements will be available on this page.


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

Fellows Symposiums

OCTOBER 6, 2015 JUNE 26, 2014
JUNE 26, 2013 JUNE 21, 2012
JULY 27, 2011 JUNE 18, 2010
MAY 9, 2008 SEE ALL