As part of the Research Fellows Program, you will be welcomed into and immersed within the inclusive, supportive, and exceptional research community at Stanford.
Faculty Mentoring & Advising
A unique part of our program is that we emphasize mentorship — these impactful relationships with faculty are an integral part of the purpose and structure of our program. The faculty who participate are invested in both the professional success and personal growth of the fellows they work with.
As a fellow, you will have a unique opportunity to work with faculty on a day-to-day basis practicing research. From behind the scenes, you will see the way ideas are formed; the bigger picture behind the questions being asked; and the combination of science, practice, and craft that lead to breakthroughs. Our faculty will guide you through these phases of a research agenda as you hone your critical thinking and technical skills.
Through your everyday work, weekly one-on-ones, and quarterly feedback, your faculty will work with the program office to provide guidance and support on both your skills development and personal goal achievement. In addition, you’ll be able to engage other faculty mentors through weekly seminars, seeking their guidance and input on your research.
Current Fellows & PhD Students
You will learn alongside other fellows and Stanford GSB PhD students as you share a workspace, take classes together, and attend boot camps taught by doctoral students. This offers you the opportunity to develop peer and social relationships with students who are at the same point, or just a little further along, in the career that you are embarking upon.
Wider School & University
Beyond this program, you will interact with other faculty, students, and staff through your projects and classes as a member of the greater Stanford University community. There is no set curriculum — you will be encouraged to take doctoral-level courses at Stanford GSB in our different fields of study or across the university. You will also have the resources available to non-matriculated students, such as access to the Stanford Business Library. Finally, through your projects, you may have the opportunity to work with some of our highly specialized labs.