The Stanford University GSB Research Fellows Program is a two-year full-time program commencing in July 2014.
The fellowship offers tuition, health insurance, and a living stipend ($36,000 in 2014–2015). As non-matriculated students at Stanford University, Fellows have access to the wide array of facilities and resources that Stanford offers. Fellows are eligible for Stanford Graduate Housing and will be provided with a work space that is co-located with Stanford GSB PhD students.
Fellows are expected to fully participate in the intellectual life at Stanford GSB and the university.
The primary role of Fellows is to perform full time research assistance for empirical research papers with GSB faculty members. Projects are assigned based on student interest and faculty/project availability. Projects generally involve manipulation of large data sets and sophisticated statistical modelling, and require strong programming skills. Day to day work will mostly utilize statistical packages such as R, Matlab, or Stata, but we will favor applicants with some lower level programming experience (e.g., C or java). Students can expect to work closely with GSB faculty members and receive individual instruction on the techniques required.
Fellows are required to take one doctoral-level course in business, economics, statistics, math, or related field during 2-3 quarters in the academic year. Course selection is made in consultation with faculty.
Many doctoral programs will accept transfer units for equivalent doctoral level coursework completed at Stanford GSB and Stanford University. You may find it helpful to review coursework as required by the Stanford GSB PhD Program. At the completion of the program, Fellows may have up to six completed doctoral-level courses.
Fellows are expected to attend weekly field seminars. Faculty members and doctoral students jointly conduct these sessions, which consist of an interchange of research ideas and progress reports.