Bioengineering

Financial Aid

School of Engineering and School of Medicine Fellowship

The Schools of Engineering and Medicine have generously funded graduate fellowships opportunities to outstanding students in the Department of Bioengineering. This funding opportunity is intended for outstanding candidates in graduate study leading to the PhD. To be considered for assistance as an entering student, it is only necessary to submit the application for admission to our Ph.D. program with supporting documents. Notification regarding financial aid is sent to recipients in March and April.

Training Grant Support

The Department of Bioengineering has access to a variety of training grants sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The availability of these funding opportunities vary from year to year. To be considered for assistance as an entering student, it is only necessary to submit the Application for Admission to our Ph.D. program with supporting documents. Notification regarding financial aid is sent to recipients in March and April.

One such funded training program, currently open to Bioengineering students, is from a training grant entitled Training in Biomedical Imaging Instrumentation (TBI2). This training grant offers students educational opportunities in medical imaging sciences. Led by Program Director Norbert Pelc, ScD, and Co-Director Kim Butts Pauly, PhD, this program provides a unique focus on technology development for disease diagnosis and characterization as well as therapy planning and assessment in the following areas:

Students participating in this training program have the opportunity to train with faculty from the Departments of Bioengineering, Radiology, Electrical Engineering, Radiation Oncology, Pediatrics, and Medicine.

Stanford Graduate Fellowships

This prestigious, three-year University award is intended for outstanding candidates in graduate study leading to the Ph.D. The fellowship is selectively awarded to entering and current graduate students who are pursing (or plan to pursue) a PhD in Bioengineering. The award provides a quarterly stipend and tuition for 8-10 units per quarter for 12 quarters. The selection process is demanding, requiring nomination and confirmation by both department and university committees.

External Fellowships

We strongly suggest that students apply for fellowships from outside Stanford University. Below are some of the national fellowships available for students in Bioengineering:

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
Hertz Foundation
National Science Foundation
National Institutes of Health
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

BioX Fellowships

The BioX program is offering fellowship opportunities to outstanding candidates in our graduate program whom intend to pursue a Ph.D. To be considered for assistance as an entering student, it is only necessary to submit the Application for Admission to our Ph.D. program with supporting documents. Notification regarding financial aid is sent to recipients in March and April.

Siebel Scholar Fellowships

The Siebel Scholars Foundation recognizes the top students from the world's leading graduate schools of business, computer science, and bioengineering based on exceptional leadership and academic performance. Each Siebel Scholar receives a $35,000 award as they complete their final year of graduate studies, and becomes part of a vibrant, active community of leaders who collaborate, communicate, and institute meaningful change.

Research Assistantships

Research assistantships (RAs) are provided to both entering and continuing students in the Master of Science and PhD programs. In most cases, assistantships are awarded by individual faculty who have the necessary research funding.
Research assistants typically receive 8-10 units of tuition coverage and a monthly stipend (paid semi-monthly and subject to state and federal tax withholding), in exchange for 20 hours of work per week. RA’s that provide less stipend and tuition coverage, and that require fewer hours of work per week, are also available. Entering students are awarded RA positions based upon the information provided in their admissions application. Current students typically contact faculty members to arrange research assistantships.

Teaching and Course Assistantships

Teaching/Course assistantships are offered primarily to continuing students and to a limited number of entering graduate students. TA/CAs typically provide recipients with tuition coverage of 8-10 units and a monthly stipend (paid semi-monthly and subject to state and federal withholding). TA/CA-ships are offered by individuals who have been allocated the necessary funds to hire a TA/CA. TA/CAs must attend the TA Orientation offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Graduate Student Loans

US citizens and permanent residents can apply for need-based loans. Information regarding student loans and application packets can be obtained by visiting the Financial Aid Office web site.

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