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Department Resources

Need guidance or quick answers to all things BioE? We're here to help! Please check out these resources offered to help guide your process on the right path.

Health and Wellness

At the center of the Department of Bioengineering are great people doing great work.  We prioritize the wellbeing of our students, staff, and faculty. There are a broad range of resources available to the Stanford community to help guide, support, and improve your health and wellness. We encourage all to explore these resources, many are available around the clock.

I Know Someone Awesome

This program recognizes contributions big and small from Bioengineering administrative and academic staff.  All staff with either academic or administrative appointments in the department are eligible. Please click on the link below to nominate someone and they might win a $50 Visa gift card! Nice! Nominate as many times as you like, you don't have to manage the person you nominate. Nominations are open and are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Staff Appointments

Staff members are an integral part of the BioE Department, offering a high-level of support for all types of academic and department-related business endeavors. Visit the following pages for detailed information on the different appointment types: 

Administrative/Managerial/Technical Staff [Non-Academic Employees]

Academic Staff-Researcher [Academic Employees]

Temporary/Casual Staff 

Visiting Appointments

On occasion, researchers and students from other academic institutions or from industry join BioE for limited periods of time to perform research or other educational activities. Visit the following pages for detailed information on the different visitor appointment types:

Visiting Scholars

Visiting Student Researchers

Form: Requesting a New Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) or Undergraduate Visiting Research Intern (UGVRI)

Short-term Visitor [1-2 weeks]

Buy & Pay

Resources for common financial activities for administrative staff supporting faculty labs.

BioE Expense Form (Must submit within one week)

Expense Policy Guidelines

Lab Education

Commonly Used Expenditure Types

Common Business Purpose Justifications


Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral scholars are students who have obtained a Ph.D. within the last three years and have been invited to work with a BioE faculty member (for a maximum of five years). Visit the following pages for detailed information on inviting a postdoctoral scholar to join BioE:

Guidelines to Inviting a Postdoctoral Scholar

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs 

The Bechtel International Center [scholars that require visa sponsorship]

Postdoc Appointment Webform

Postdoc Termination Webform

Student Administration

The BioE Student Services team provides guidance to students from when they first matriculate to when they graduate. During that process, they also provide and support opportunities for creating community among the student population. Visit the following pages for detailed information on student-related topics: 

Degree Progress 

Graduate Funding & Fellowships

Research Assistant 

Graduate Student Support Form 

Student Employees