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TomKat Center Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sustainable Energy - Application


Applications and letters are due July 31, 2020, 11:59 pm (PDT)

Final decisions are expected to be made by October.

Full Proposals Due: July 31, 2020

Applicant, submit your application here:

Recommender, submit your letter here:

(Applicants and recommenders external to Stanford should be able to log in with a Google ID or Gmail account. If you have any issues please contact Danica Sarlya at


A complete application and supporting letters must be submitted online by the deadline.

Please solicit the required letters so that they are received prior to the application deadline.  Recommenders should submit their letters directly through the link above.

Please note: The TomKat Fellowship application will only be visible during the application period.

Please carefully read the Eligibility, Selection, and Funding Guidelines sections before starting the application process.

A complete application consists of:

  • Complete online application form
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)  Name document in this format. (LastnameFirstnameCV, ex. SmithJohnCV)
  • Research Proposal: (two page limit, including any graphics, charts or references).  The research proposal must be written by the postdoc and reviewed by the faculty sponsor. These two pages should include a brief statement of proposed investigation in the following sections:  Background, Goals, Hypothesis, and Experimental methods.  Formatting guidelines require at least 1-inch margins at the top, bottom, left and right; and 12 point or larger font Times New Roman, Times Roman, Arial, Helvetica, or Verdana. Include title of project and your name on both pages and number pages. If the applicant chooses to include references, the reference should include enough information to allow the reviewer to look up the paper. Name document in this format. (LastnameFirstnameProposal, ex. SmithJohnProposal)
  • Three letters of recommendation: one from the sponsoring faculty mentor at Stanford and two additional letters from other recommenders. Name document in this format. (ApplicantLastnameRefereeLastnameReference, ex. if Prof. Johnson is writing reference for applicant with the last name Smith: SmithJohnsonReference)