Graduate Fellowship Program
The Lab's graduate fellowship program supports PhD students as they conduct dissertation research. Financially, fellows will receive $5,000 stipends to defray the costs of central research tasks, including travel to fieldsites, transcription of interviews, and compensation for participants. In terms of intellectual support, the Lab coordinates and funds an "Advanced Empirical Seminar" for each graduate fellow. Each graduate fellow will select a distinguished scholar from outside the university whose insights they wish to integrate into their dissertation. The Lab brings these outside scholars to Stanford to provide mentorship and feedback on fellows’ in-progress work (e.g., dissertation chapter, journal article).
Fellowships are open to PhD candidates who are conducting fieldwork (ethnography, observations, interviews, etc.) as a central component of their dissertations.
Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation, have collected at least some portion of fieldwork data, and have begun the analysis and writing process by the time of their application to the program.