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Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowships

Multi-quarter part-time
Arts & Media, 
Education & Youth Development, 
Environmental Sustainability, 
Human Rights, 
Law, Policy & Justice, 
Socio-Economic Prosperity, 
Technology & Engineering

The Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF) Program is a competitive, university-wide program that awards three-year fellowships to outstanding doctoral students engaged in interdisciplinary research. Since 2008, 262 students have received a SIGF. The SIGF supports Stanford doctoral students in undertaking novel, cutting-edge research and pursuing questions that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Examples include:

Interdisciplinary initiatives in bio-x, biomedical research and biosciences; international studies; creativity and the arts; K-12 education; and environment, energy, and sustainability
Multidisciplinary inquiry within and between the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences
Other emerging areas of interdisciplinary study.

The fellowsip provides an annual stipend paid over four quarters for three years, with tuition support (varies).


Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral degree program in any of Stanford’s seven schools.

Applicants must be currently in the first three years of a doctoral program at Stanford University, based upon the matriculation date.

Ideally, applicants will be in the second or third year, and have demonstrated academic excellence and evidence of the potential for innovative research in an interdisciplinary area.



Open To

Graduate Students


Offered By

Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education
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