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Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowships (SIGF)

This program awards three-year fellowships to outstanding Stanford doctoral students engaged in interdisciplinary research. It is a competitive university-wide program overseen and administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education. Examples of potential research include interdisciplinary initiatives in bio-x, biomedical research and biosciences, international studies, creativity and the arts, K-12 education and environment, energy and sustainability. 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.

Applications are submitted directly to the Vice Provost for Graduate Education.

 
Fellowship Terms
 
Stipend support: 
 
  • Annual stipend paid over 4 quarters for three years. The annual stipend amount for the 2017-18 year is $41,700 ($10,425 per quarter). 
  • In Year 3, a fund of $3000 ($750/quarter) will facilitate intellectual and professional development in interdisciplinary research.
  • Fellows with TGR enrollment before year three will also receive the additional stipend of $750 per quarter to facilitate intellectual and professional development in interdisciplinary research.
 
Tuition: 
 
  • In years one and two, the SIGF Fellowship pays eight - ten unit tuition for Autumn, Winter and Spring Quarters, plus Summer tuition for three units. 
  • In year three, the SIGF Fellowship pays TGR tuition for four quarters.
 
Important Information:
 
Please visit SIGF program and application web page to learn more about eligibility requirements.
 
From Zero to 100 in Seven Years (story about SIGF program)

Contact information

Brian Sharbono
Associate Director, Programs