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PhD Fellows

The Stanford 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 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 297 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 fellowships are a generous donation by the William K. Bowes Foundation while other generous donors have made the Bio­‐X Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowships (Bio­‐X SIGFs), as well as SIGFs affiliated with the Stanford Neurosciences Institute and Stanford ChEM-­H, possible. These donations are helping Stanford strengthen graduate training in interdisciplinary biosciences, thereby spurring important new advances in science and engineering.

Applications for the 2020-2021 cycle of the graduate fellowships will be available online in early January 2020, 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 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 WATCH THE TALKS

Fellowship Brochures:

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 MEET THE Stanford Bio-X FELLOWS WATCH our FELLOWS' TALKS