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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.

Winter — Announcements

Updated 01/20/2015

Winter Skills Pizza and Beer Workshop: "Tools for Success"

Learn or review the fundamentals of a successful graduate school experience. We will cover scientific, academic, and organizational tools to a lay a solid foundation for your education and career. Topics include: defining success, how to set goals that you can actually accomplish, the nuts and bolts of managing your lab notebook, email, and calendar, how to find and create mentoring relationships, and more! Leave with a packet of resources and a plan to use them. Presenters: Sarah Edward and Alex Scharr. February 2, 2015, 5:30 to 7:30pm, Alway M112.

Workshop Annoucement:"Tools for Success."

Specific Aims Mini Course - BIOS 243

Learn techniques for developing a one-page executive summary of your research plan, e.g. Specific Aims page for a fellowship or career development award. The lectures will also provide tips for deciphering program announcements and review criteria, as well as strategies for career development and research plan sections. Participants will work in two small group sessions, led by a trained Grant Coach, and receive feedback focused in generating concise and clear aims that are specific, measurable and realistic.

Required lectures 2/4 & 2/18, 1-3pm in LKSC 120 plus 2 small group sessions in MSOB X140. Open to graduate students and post doctoral scholars. Enrollment deadline is 1/23/15. Visit link above to enroll.

Spring Quarter Mini Courses

These intensive 1-3 week courses allow students to tailor their education across disciplines without requiring a full quarter's commitment and are open to postdocs. Students and Postdocs explore new directions for current research, potential postdoctoral avenues, or just topics of interest. Stanford Biosciences students and postdocs have highlighted these offerings as among the most exciting parts of their education, for the way in which they catalyze their research and open new paths. Please click here for spring quarter mini course listings and for more registration information. Courses are open to both students and post doctoral fellows. Please register early. Enrollment is limited . Axess opens for students February 8, 2015. Post Docs can apply February 9th click here.

Looking ahead? See PDF of available Full Year Mini Course Offerings!

Questions? FAQ Page.

New Wellness Network!

Student Affairs has launched the Wellness Network at Stanford, an online directory which features more than 150 resources that connect students to immediate help, health and wellness, and communities of support. Resources for faculty, staff and families are also featured. The site spans the spectrum of support available for students, including professional counseling, crisis response, community centers, academic support, for-credit courses, financial assistance, stress, productivity, mentoring and many other resources available across Student Affairs, VPUE and VPGE. See link for more information.

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.

CALTRAIN GO PASS for OFF-CAMPUS GRADUATE STUDENTS NOW ALSO AVAILABLE. Eligible off-campus graduate students can purchase their 2015 Caltrain Go Passes. Please visit link above for more information on purchase and pick-up. Off-Campus Graduate student must first update their address on Axess. Allow two to three days for updates to Axess to be reflected at P&TS. Once you complete these steps, if you are eligible, you will be able to purchase the Go Pass. Sales to begin December 1, 2014.

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, January 5, 2015: First day of Winter Quarter/graduate instruction.
  • Friday, January 23, 2015: Deadline to submit final study list (add/drop units).
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2015: Last Day of Winter Quarter.

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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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