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Fellowship / internship

Bio Futures Fellowship

Multi-quarter part-time
Law, Policy & Justice, 
Technology & Engineering

Are you a Stanford graduate student or postdoc passionate about ensuring that biological science and engineering contribute to more peaceful, prosperous, and just societies? Apply to be a Bio Futures Fellow and join a diverse community actively exploring the interface of biotechnology, ethics, and public policy. Whether you are already working on these issues or want to learn more, we welcome you to apply!

The Bio Futures Fellowship is hosted by Bio Policy & Leadership Initiatives at Stanford (Bio.Polis) through support from the Stanford Ethics, Society, and Technology (EST) Hub.

Fellows will:

  • Design new programs to engage others through course development, workshops, and future iterations of the fellowship.
  • Be supported in designing and advancing their projects.
  • Be mentored by Dr. Megan J. Palmer, executive director of Bio.Polis and adjunct professor in the Department of Bioengineering; and other faculty and staff across the university including the Program in Science, Technology, and Society and the
  • Network through small group discussions with leaders across academia, government, industry, and nongovernmental organizations.
  • Showcase ideas and projects to stakeholders within and beyond the university.
  • Explore key topics in biotechnology, policy, ethics, and society through seminars and discussions.
  • Participate in bi-weekly meetings throughout the fall, winter, and spring quarters and be invited to participate in other special events.

Eligible fellows will receive an honorarium of $3,000.


Open to Stanford graduate students and postdocs.


Autumn, Spring, Winter




November 1, 2020 | 5:00 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Open To

Graduate Students

Offered By

Bio Policy & Leadership Initiatives at Stanford (Bio.Polis)
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