Innovation for the Future

Rising Stars

Each year Stanford GSB welcomes new tenure-line faculty and lecturers to enrich programmatic offerings and elevate the breadth and depth of faculty thought leadership. With few dedicated sources of funding for junior faculty, gifts to the Business School Fund help support rising stars across a range of disciplines. In the 2017-18 academic year, the GSB welcomed three new junior faculty.

The Business School Fund also helps underwrite the GSB’s commitment to increasing diversity in business academia through initiatives like the competitive, two-year Research Fellows Program for high-potential undergraduates to recent college graduates from an array of backgrounds and ethnicities who plan to pursue careers in academic research. Research Fellows work closely with top faculty in the field on empirical research papers; take doctoral-level courses in business, economics, statistics, math, or related fields; and regularly attend field seminars in preparation for applying to PhD programs.

To help create a pipeline of prospective Research Fellows, gifts to the Business School Fund supported the school’s new two-day “Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship” (IDDEAS) Program for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds to explore careers in research and academia.

Dean Levin with students in IDDEAS Program