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Graduate Fellowships for Translational Research

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This competition is open to Stanford doctoral students performing translational research for sustainable energy or other sustainability challenges. These fellowships are meant to support advanced doctoral students (third year and beyond) to pursue innovative research projects beyond the proof-of-concept stage toward impactful applications.

Selected awardees receive two years of support that will include:

  • Stipend
  • Tuition
  • $5000 in research and conference travel funding 

As part of its mandate to develop solutions for energy and environmental challenges, the TomKat Center works to help Stanford’s student researchers develop and deploy new technologies and systems and to further the understanding of their impacts on sustainability. The goals of this program are to train the next generation of leaders and to support the development of applied research that has the potential to address sustainable energy and sustainable resource utilization challenges.

Stanford doctoral students currently in their second year or beyond can apply. Proposed projects must pursue activities that are focused on an area relevant to sustainability, clearly outline a research plan that will help advance innovative research beyond proof-of-concept toward impactful real-world solutions, and be conducted under the guidance of one or more Stanford University faculty members. A faculty member may only endorse one graduate fellowship application per cycle and may only have one funded TomKat Center Graduate Fellow in their lab at a time.