Research Fellows Program

The Stanford GSB Research Fellows Program offers a unique pre-doctoral educational opportunity for high-potential individuals to come to Stanford to participate in the intellectual life at Stanford GSB and the university.

Fellows will have the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with top faculty in the field on empirical research papers.
  • Take doctoral-level courses in business, economics, statistics, math, or related fields.
  • Regularly attend field seminars.
  • Access a rich intellectual and cultural campus life.

This two-year fellowship is designed for individuals wanting to gain valuable training and experience toward a career in academic research before applying to a PhD program in business and related fields. Fellows receive exposure to the various fields of study at Stanford GSB, including accounting; economics; finance; marketing; operations, information, and technology; organizational behavior; and political economics.

Research Fellows Program Overview
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Research Fellows Program Overview
Learn how you can gain valuable training and experience toward a career in academic research.
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Diverse Applications

Because of its strong belief in the value of diversity (broadly defined) in the pursuit of its educational mission, Stanford GSB strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented groups, as well as from others whose backgrounds and experience would bring additional dimensions to the educational experience.