Stanford Biosciences lab bench from above

Academic Resources and Assistance

Travel Grant Program

Traveling to conferences is an important part of your professional and academic development — and is a fun experience! To encourage student participation in conferences, especially when travel funds are sometimes in short supply, we have established a fund to help with professional travel. The funds are available to all graduate students in good standing within the Biosciences or Bioengineering. We hope that students from labs with sufficient travel support will not apply to allow us to provide more funds to those whose travel hinges on receiving additional support.

Awards may be given for presenting research papers or posters at meetings organized by professional societies, universities, institutes, or other academic organizations. Students attending conferences but not presenting posters or talks are not eligible to apply.

Please click here to apply to the travel grant program. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE)

The VPGE provides a wealth of online resources and a multitude of programs and workshops on a wide range of topics, including resources on establishing and maintaining good advising relationships.

Reimbursements will be processed through the SOM Office of Graduate Education. In all cases, documentation of your actual expense incurred (e.g., e-ticket or credit card bill) must be provided.

If you have questions please e-mail Terrance Mayes.

The Lane Library

The Lane Library provides research and information facilities to students and staff of Stanford University and Medical Center. With rapid advences in bioinformatics and molecular biology, it has become increasingly difficult to select the right tool for a given project. Thus, Lane Library's Bioresearch Informationist program was established to assist scientists and clinicians to choose the appropriate tools for their needs.

The Office of Accessible Education

The Office of Accessible Education (OAE) offers comprehensive resources for students with disabilities, providing a wide array of accommodations, support services, auxiliary aids and programs to remove barriers to full participation in the life of the University.

Schwab Learning Center

The Schwab Learning Center (SLC) offers students with learning disabilities and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder a wide array of state-of-the-art services and resources to enrich the learning and research opportunities at Stanford.

Core Research Facilities

Students have access to a number of shared research facilities housing specialized scientific instruments and services. These include 19 scientific Service Centers, which are open to all researchers in the University at predetermined fees, and a number of Cores, which house equipment shared among a group of labs.

Office of the Ombudsperson

Students with complaints or disputes that cannot be resolved within the Home Program should consider contacting the Office of the Ombudsperson for impartial and independent advice. Conversations with the Ombuds are confidential.

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