Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I'm not a Stanford student, can I still apply?
Yes. Our fellowship program is open to applicants from outside of Stanford University.
Do you accept applications from outside of the United States?
Yes. We accept applications from around the world.
I received my doctorate degree 3 or more years ago. Why am I not eligible?
The university views postdoctoral fellowships a training opportunity for recent graduates. This is why they require that all appointed fellows have received their degree within 3 years at the start of the appointment. Since you received your degree over 3 years prior to the upcoming academic year, you are already considered a professional in your field thus making you ineligible for our program.
Should the research proposal be single or double spaced?
Either will be fine.
What is a "letter of application"?
The letter of application is basically a cover letter to your CV. It gives you an opportunity to introduce yourself to give us a better idea of your fit within our center. (research, accomplishments, goals ...etc.)
Submitting your application packet:
How do I submit my application?
The CDDRL Pre and Postdoctoral Fellowship program uses the WizeHive application system to manage all incoming applications.
3. Once your application file is complete with a minimum of three letters of recommendation.
What are the requirements for submission via WizHive?
Applicants are required to submit a completed application form, letter of application of no more than 3 typed pages, current CV, three letters of recommendations, a statement of proposed research (5-10 pages) and a complete set of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate).
Yes. All pre- and postdoctoral applicants must also include official PhD transcript.
Do transcripts need to be translated into English?
Can I fax my application file to you?
Can I email my application file to you?
No. Please submit your application files via WizeHive.
What is your mailing address?
Can I contact you to find out if my application packet is complete?
We are able to check if the documents you uploaded were received, but please wait until a week after the deadline to check if your application is complete. Please note that it is incumbent upon the applicant to follow with their recommenders.
When will we be notified?
Mid to late February
How many of each (pre-doc/postdoc) are you planning on selecting this year?
We are planning on awarding two or more fellowship appointments this year.
If I were to be selected as a postdoctoral fellow, but was unsuccessful at conferring the degree in time will I lose my fellowship appointment?
We will most likely be able to appoint you as a pre-doctoral fellow for the full academic year, at the lower stipend level.
What other fellowship opportunities does CDDRL offer?
Please visit our website at http://fsi.stanford.edu/fellowships for other fellowship opportunities.
I did not get selected, and/or was not eligible to apply for the CDDRL Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowship. What other options are there?
Occasionally (but rarely) we accept applications for visiting scholars and visiting researchers at our center. Please contact Kristin Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For information about being a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford, such as housing, cost of living, and other resources, please visit the website of Stanford's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.