A message to the Directors of Graduate Admissions (February 2016):
Dear Faculty Directors of Graduate Admissions,
Thank you for your dedication to our students and thoughtful leadership of graduate admissions.
Stanford has many distinctive resources that give us a competitive edge in recruiting new graduate students. Making prospective students aware of all that’s available—within and beyond your departments—provides leverage to increase your yield.
- Academic excellence in research and teaching
- Shared mindset of intellectual exploration and innovation
- Substantial investments in graduate students within and beyond departments
- Graduate education in all seven schools, in close proximity and open to all
- One university community of diverse scholars that enhances education and sense of belonging
- On-campus housing for 5,000+ (over 60%) graduate students (and their non-student dependents), including family-friendly housing
- Abundance of outstanding resources for graduate students’ professional & career development
- University-wide doctoral fellowships (e.g. SGF, EDGE, CCSRE, SIGF)
- New investments in innovative teaching, learning & technology
- Faculty and staff who support and mentor graduate students
- Shared commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion (e.g., travel funds, GRAD Diversity Day, innovation funds, community & ethnic centers)
1. Graduate Student Opportunities @Stanford Outlines support for diversity, interdisciplinary learning and innovation at Stanford, as well as resources for professional development. (download PDF)
2. VPGE Brochure Informs new and current students about our resources and opportunities. (download PDF)
In addition to sharing these documents with prospective students, we encourage you to point students to the Gateway for New Graduate Students to connect them with resources to begin their graduate career at Stanford. Please also direct them to the VPGE website and alert them to the Stanford Graduate Summer Institute. We welcome them to participate in SGSI before Autumn quarter begins.
Our resources to augment your department’s admissions are highlighted below. Please forward this information to your admissions committee and other faculty, as you are inclined.
We thank you again for your commitment to graduate education at Stanford, and wish you a successful admissions season.
Patricia J. Gumport
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Professor of Education
- Directors of Graduate Admissions
- Student Services Administrators
- Assistant/Associate Deans for Graduate Study
1. Doctoral Admissions Resources & Fellowships for New Admits
- Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Day (GRAD Diversity Day) - March 11, 2016 Participating schools are Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Humanities and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and the Graduate School of Business. Contact email@example.com or your school’s diversity officer.
- Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity Graduate Fellowships (CCSRE-GF) DEADLINE: February 25, 2016 This three year fellowship will be offered to incoming doctoral students with research interests aligned with those of faculty affiliated with the Center.
- Stanford Graduate Fellowships Program (SGF) Information about the nomination process has been shared with School and department staff.
- EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) Doctoral Fellowship Program Provides financial enhancements and professional development opportunities that support the recruitment and success of students from diverse backgrounds. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your school’s diversity officer.
- Diversity Travel Funds (download instructions: Stanford faculty and staff with SUNetID only) Up to $500 per applicant are available to defray the cost of campus visits for prospective U.S. doctoral students who will enhance diversity in Stanford doctoral programs.
2. Current Graduate Student Funding Opportunities
- Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF) Program DEADLINE: March 9, 2016
- DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship Program DEADLINE: March 28, 2016
- SPICE (Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement) Innovation Funds DEADLINE: March 1, 2016
- Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity Funds Application Opens Spring 2016
- Diversity Innovation Funds Application Opens Spring 2016
3. Professional Development Programs for Graduate Students
The VPGE office partners with schools, departments and many other units on campus to offer workshops and experiences for students to build their academic and professional skills.