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Stanford Energy Postdoctoral Fellowship is a cross-campus effort of the Precourt Institute for Energy.

Terms of fellowship

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Fellowship appointment terms

Approximately 8-10 fellowships are awarded each year. Fellows are sponsored through the Stanford Energy Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Precourt Institute of Energy and Doerr School of Sustainability. Fellows can be hosted by any academic department in any of the seven Schools at Stanford University.

  • Stanford Energy Postdoctoral Fellowships are granted for a period of three years, generally beginning September 1 and ending on August 31. Starting dates must commence between July 1 and September 1 of the award year.
  • Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $85,000 with annual increases, $8,000 per year in supplemental funds to support research and professional development, up to $2,000 in reimbursable relocation allowances, as well as benefits, including health care coverage.
  • Fellows are expected to participate in the fellowship's community-building and professional development programs, complete annual progress reports, and meet their faculty advisors annual expectations.

Candidate eligibility

The Stanford Energy Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to individuals who:

  • Will have been awarded their PhD within the last three years. The PhD must be conferred by the start of the award term. 
  • Will have no more than two years of prior postdoctoral experience by the start of the award term (not including additional months in their Ph.D. lab post-conferral).
  • Citizenship is not a selection factor. However, non-U.S. scholars must be eligible for a J-1 visa, (with sponsorship from Stanford). Exceptions must be discussed with program administration. Email if you have questions.