Graduate Student Diversity
VPGE works to diversify the graduate student population by supporting recruitment and retention programs in collaboration with faculty and staff in each of the schools. VPGE funds recruitment activities to expand the pool of qualified applicants, such as visits to campus and travel grants. VPGE offers resources to groups within and across schools for activities that enhance the quality of students' educational experiences and improve retention. VPGE also works collaboratively to develop programs that cultivate interest in academic careers and diversify the pipeline for future faculty. The DARE Doctoral Fellowship Program, administered by VPGE, awards two-year fellowships on a competitive basis to Stanford doctoral students in their final two years who want to investigate and prepare for academic careers and whose presence will help to diversify the professoriate.