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External Funding

Beyond campus, there are a myriad of funding sources that Stanford graduate students may pursue to support their education, research, travel, and other initiatives.  

Several Stanford schools and departments and other universities maintain lists of funding opportunities that may be of interest to individual students. Professional and scholarly societies often offer funding to graduate students for dissertation research or conference travel.  These sources may take time and patience to investigate, and the links may not be current.

Searchable Databases

The School of Medicine maintains a list of searchable database of funding and fellowship opportunities and guidance on how to use them:

  • Pivot (formerly Community of Science)
  • Grant Forward
  • and other federal sources
  • Foundation Directory

Visit the School of Medicine database site

Department and School Lists

Professional and Scholarly Societies

Browse the National Institutes of Health list of professional associations