The Stanford Neurosciences Institute Interdisciplinary Scholar Awards provide funding to extraordinary postdoctoral scientists at Stanford University engaging in highly interdisciplinary research in the neurosciences broadly defined.
Scholars must have a faculty sponsor (required) and may recruit a co-sponsor from a different field (optional). Alternatively, scholars may focus their postdoctoral training in a field or discipline different from their graduate training.
Scholarships will be awarded annually. The selected scholars will be provided funding for two years. This award may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or scholarship, but sponsors may supplement stipends from research awards with prior approval from the Neurosciences Institute. The funding is to be utilized for payments toward tuition, salary, and health benefits.
In addition to receiving fellowship support, the scholars meet for quarterly luncheons, visit each other’s labs to learn about different areas of study and research techniques, develop skills to communicate with a non-scientific audience, and present “elevator pitches” of their research aims and accomplishments to the Executive Committee.
Candidates in a variety of disciplines will be considered: basic and clinical neurosciences, biomedical sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, engineering and experts in human behavior from the fields of education, law, business, and humanities. The awardees are announced annually in December.
Women and under-represented minority postdocs are encouraged to apply.
Applying for Interdisciplinary Scholar Awards
The call for 2018 award applications is now closed. Applications are invited annually, during the summer months.