Biodesign Innovation Fellowship

Program Details

Discover more about the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship by exploring the resources below.

Register for Webinar

Webinar with Director James Wall and Assistant Director Sandra Ruggles on July 1, 2020 12:00-1:00 pm Pacific

Register for Webinar

Webinar with Assistant Director Sandra and Innovation Fellowship Alumni on July 9, 2020 1:00-2:00 pm Pacific

Download Flier

Check out the latest Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship Flier

Register for Webinar

Register for the 2019 webinar with Director for Program Development James Wall on Wednesday, June 19 from 12:00-1:00 pm Pacific

Register for Webinar

Register for the 2019 webinar with four fellowship alumni on Thursday, July 11 from 5:00-6:00 pm Pacific


The Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship is a launch pad for initiating, redirecting, or accelerating a career in health technology innovation. Stanford Biodesign graduates apply their talents to:

  • Catalyzing innovation inside major health technology companies
  • Building their own health technology start-ups
  • Teaching and/or leading translational research programs for world-class universities
  • Driving innovation initiatives within academic or private medical centers
  • Becoming specialists in design, investing, or other aspects of the health technology innovation ecosystem

They also become part of the Stanford Biodesign community, which is a life-long, worldwide network of innovators passionate about improving healthcare.


Individuals with a background in medicine, biosciences, engineering, computer science, product design, law, or business are encouraged to apply. Masters, medical, or doctorate degrees preferred, but not required. Candidates may have some additional experience in industry or research. Fellows will be selected based on their experience, passion, and drive, as well as their potential to become leading innovators in the health tech field. Applicants are welcome from any country.


Stanford Biodesign Fellows become members of the Stanford Biodesign team at the James H. Clark Center on the Stanford University campus. Clinical immersion is completed at Stanford Health Care, as well as a variety of other settings across the continuum of care.


The fellowship is a full-time, intensive experience that runs from the beginning of August through early June each year. Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellows receive a monthly stipend and health benefits during their fellowship period.


Applications for the 2019-20 fellowship year open in May and are due on Thursday, August 16, 2018. More details about the application process are available on our frequently asked questions page.