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Current Students

Hello Stanford Biosciences students!

Your development as a graduate student and scientist is top priority in the Biosciences Home Programs. We strive to provide you with excellent training throughout your time at Stanford. This website will provide you with information and links on the great resources, courses and workshops, support, and mentorship available to you.

In addition to the guided sections linked in the right sidebar, you will find useful information in the Frequently Asked Questions and Resources sections. If you have any questions, general feedback, or specific information you would like to see included, please contact us.

Summer — Announcements

Updated 7/03/2014

Seminar: The Science and Art of Grantwriting!

This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. Participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic using a step-by-step approach to writing grant applications. NIH's mentored K Awards and individual Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (F) will be highlighted. July 23rd, 2014, 8:30am - 5:00pm.

Go Passes!

IT'S A GO! New pilot program for Go Passes (passes for CalTrain rides) for Stanford postdoctoral scholars announced. Follow link for more information. Sales to begin September 1,2014.

Individual Development Plan (IDP) Primer Workshops

Register now for upcoming workshops that address questions and concerns about the newly-launched Individual Development Plan process - a planning roadmap customized for your training and goals. Questions? Email April 21, 2014 through July 11, 2014.

Management Consulting Preparation Group and Programming

For Graduate/Medical Students, Post Docs, and Residents interested in the Management Consulting industry. Through site visits, case study practice with experienced alumni, and networking with consultants from top tier firms, you will gain insight into management consulting culture, application/interview requirements, and the skills required to excel in the profession. Featured guest speakers include global leaders in the management consulting industry. Please check our website in May for updates and registration information. COMING SOON (Summer curriculum)

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities!

Graduate student funding opportunities: New master list of graduate student funding opportunities, resources, and fellowships. See list for more information and upcoming deadlines.

Travel Grant Program

To encourage students to participate in conferences, especially at times when travel funds are in short supply, the SBSA (Stanford Bioscience Student Association) and School of Medicine Office of Graduate Education has established a fund to help with professional travel.

Academic Deadlines

  • Monday, March 31, 2014: First day of Spring Quarter/graduate instruction.
  • Friday, April 18, 2014: Deadline to submit final study list (add/drop units).
  • March 24, 2014 - March 28, 2014: Spring break—no classes.
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014: Last Day of Spring Quarter
  • Saturday, June 14, 2014 : School of Medicine Commencement

Student Development Guide

The extra 5% can make all the difference.

Academic Milestones

Information and advice on key steps in your graduate training. Learn More

Curriculum and Requirements

Home Program handbooks and information on rotations, coursework, and other requirements. Learn More

Advising and Mentoring

Advice on how to establish great mentoring relationships and how to be a good mentor to others. Learn More

Career of Choice

Resources and information on discovering and pursuing your passion at Stanford and beyond. Learn More

Diversity and Engagement

Programs, partnerships, and outreach that support our mission of diversity. Learn More

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