Funding Sources for BMI PhD Students
All BMI PhD students are admitted with a funding plan in place. However, we require that enrolled students apply to internal and external funding for which they are eligible. This is typically done in one of the first three years of graduate study. Below are listed the funding sources that would be available to most students. You are encouraged to seek out others as well. Note that for some of these sources having an MS will make you ineligible, or the MS time will count as years of graduate study.
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Open to first or second year graduate students. In general, we recommend that you apply in your second year. Contact your research or academic advisor if you want to apply in your first year. Eligibility: No previous graduate training (e.g., masters degree), must be US citizen or permanent resident. Due date: late October.
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31). Eligibility: US citizen or permanent resident. You should apply in the fall of your 3rd year, immediately after passing your qualifying examination. There are more details in the BMI Student Handbook. You should also coordinate with BMI Admin. Apply for Cycle III, due date Dec 8. Note that you need to take a Stanford course beforehand.
- DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. You apply in your first year of graduate school. Eligibility: US citizen or permanent resident. Due date: January.
- National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG). You apply in your first or second year of graduate study. Eligibility: US citizen (not permanent resident).
- Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF). You can apply in your first three years of graduate study. There are no citizenship requirements. Due date: March.
- Stanford BIO-X.
- A comprehensive list of predoctoral funding opportunities is available on the Stanford Research Management Group website.