The TomKat Center will review applications based on:
The extent to which the applicant brings new talent or new areas of research to Stanford. Candidates not currently at Stanford will be considered favorably. The goal of the fellowship is to act as a recruiting tool to bring the very best postdoctoral scholars to Stanford University. It would take extraordinary circumstances for the selection committee to rank internal candidates as highly as candidates that would be new at Stanford. Stanford candidates: those receiving their Ph.D. from Stanford and postdocs currently working at Stanford would need to display extraordinary promise and propose new research directions that are significantly distinct from their Ph.D. or current research and that will expand the University's capacity and forge new connections within the University. Stanford candidates should not propose to continue to work solely with the same professors or groups with whom they are currently associated with or on the same research already being performed at Stanford.