All enrolled PhD students who are making satisfactory progress toward degree completion receive department support in the form of a stipend, tuition and health insurance. It is not necessary to apply to individual faculty for departmental research and teaching assistantships.

All eligible first and second year students are required to apply for an NSF. Following is a list of fellowships to which PhD students are welcome to apply. This list is not exhaustive, but should get you started as you search for an appropriate one.

Stanford Biosciences Grant Writing Academy

The Stanford Biosciences Grant Writing Academy supports graduate and postdoctoral trainees in developing and articulating research strategies to tackle important scientific questions.

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Grant-in-Aid program at Stanford University

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