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Diversity & Engagement

Diversity is fundamental to our mission to advance scientific thought, train the next generation of leaders and innovators, and impact the world.

Stanford University and the Biosciences Home Programs work throughout the year to identify and recruit the best students from around the world, to engage them in cutting-edge research, and to promote their academic, personal, and professional development. In the Stanford Biosciences, diversity is vital to the creativity that is required to tackle the world's most important problems.

We believe that a student body that is highly qualified and diverse—in gender, race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic background, physical ability, sexual orientation, and work-life experiences—is essential to a deep and transformative educational process.

Stanford Biosciences' representatives attend conferences and campuses across the nation to seek out talented students. We provide application fee waivers as well as full financial support for graduate education to help achieve a diverse student body. At every level, Stanford cultivates a supportive, collegial atmosphere with readily available resources to meet the needs and interests of every student.

The Graduate Programs and Diversity Office encourages you to explore the opportunities and resources that ensure that Stanford Biosciences is continually pushing the boundaries of science and medicine. Our efforts begin with recruiting the world's best researchers and continue every day here on campus thanks to our committed students, faculty, and staff.

If you are interested in learning more about diversity programs at Stanford and how you can be a part of our inclusive, dynamic culture, contact us.

Meet our students

Stanford Biosciences graduate students describe what they enjoy doing inside and outside the lab, and give their perspectives on diversity and support at the University.

Commitment to Diversity

The Stanford University School of Medicine and the Biosciences departments are committed to fostering a diverse community in which all individuals are welcomed, respected, and supported to achieve their full potential. While race and ethnicity are commonly cited in relation to diversity, we recognize that there are many different aspects to your identity, including culture, socioeconomic and educational background, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, life experiences, hobbies, and interests. We value diversity because we believe that interaction with people with unique backgrounds and life experiences allows us to reach a greater level of innovation in education, research, and clinical care.

Programs for Students

Learn about Stanford Biosciences events and programs for graduate students, as well as research and training opportunities targeted to budding high school and undergraduate students. Learn More

Fellowships and Funding

Read about fee waivers as well as our commitment to provide competitive stipends and full tuition for the entire thesis period. Our students are highly competitive for outside fellowships, and we encourage and mentor these applications. Learn More

Resources and Partnerships

Organizations that help connect our diverse student body. Learn More

Outreach and Education

Ways in which our students and faculty expand Stanford's borders beyond campus through teaching, mentoring, and other service. Learn More

Recruitment and Visits

Get information on how Stanford Biosciences representatives recruit our diverse student body, including our travel schedule and campus visits. Learn More

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