School of Engineering and School of Medicine fellowships
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 necessary only to submit the application for admission to our PhD program with supporting documents. Notifications on financial aid are 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 necessary only to submit the Application for Admission to our PhD program with supporting documents. Notifications on financial aid are 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:
- Hardware and software (including image reconstruction) of acquisition modalities (MR, radionuclide, ultrasound, X-ray, optical and CT imaging).
- Quantitative image analysis and display.
- Hybrid systems (X-ray and MR; PET and MR).
- Imaging and therapy combined (e.g., MR and focused ultrasound or radiotherapy).
Students in this training program 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 PhD. The fellowship is selectively awarded to entering and current graduate students who are pursuing (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.
We strongly suggest that students apply for fellowships from outside Stanford University. Below are some of the national fellowships available for students in Bioengineering:
The BioX program offers fellowships to outstanding candidates in our graduate program who intend to pursue a PhD. To be considered for assistance as an entering student, it is necessary only to submit the Application for Admission to our PhD program with supporting documents. Notifications on financial aid are sent to recipients in March and April.
Knight-Hennessy Scholars fellowships
Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. This year, the program will award up to 75 high-achieving students with full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, including the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as joint- and dual-degrees.
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. RAs 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
U.S. citizens and permanent residents can apply for need-based loans. Information on student loans and application packets is at the Financial Aid Office website.