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Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowships

Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellows, Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Training the next generation of interdisciplinary neuroscientists

The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute supports students in its Wu Tsai Neuro Interdisciplinary Graduate Program and partners with the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Stanford BioX to award Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowships (SIGFs) in the area of neuroscience. 

These fellowships provide current graduate students with research interests in interdisciplinary neuroscience with three years of funding support. The Institute plans to grow our interdisciplinary graduate support to a total of 30 fellows over time. 

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Interdisciplinary Graduate Award Announcements

Welcome to our 2022 Neurosciences graduate fellows and MBCT trainees

Introducing Wu Tsai Neuro’s 2021 Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellows

Announcing 2020 SIGFs Affiliated with Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Applying for SIGFs affiliated with Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

The Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship is a competitive, university-wide program that awards three-year fellowships to outstanding doctoral students engaged in interdisciplinary research. Three independent institutes, Bio-X, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, and ChEM-H, in conjunction with the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, together award these graduate fellowships in the biosciences. Applications received will be considered for SIGFs affiliated with the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Bio-X-Bowes Fellowships, Bio-X SIGFs, and SIGFs affiliated with ChEM-H.

Graduate students should apply through the Bio-X application process. Graduate students including neuroscience-themed research proposals in their application and interested in being sponsored by the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute should select "Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Fellowship" on their application to be considered for the SIGF affiliated with the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute as well as for Bio-X Fellowships.
Learn more about the 2022 fellowship program

The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute is grateful to Bio-X and the Bio-X Leadership Council for incorporating the SIGFs affiliated with the Institute into this year’s round of their long-standing and successful program.

Questions? Contact Jill Wentzell at

SIGF applications for 2022 are closed and will re-open in winter quarter 2023.

Learn about fellowship eligibility

Apply through the BioX portal