Propel Postdoctoral Scholars Program [Stanford University]

January 4, 2021

Propel Postdoctoral Scholars Program: Inclusive training for outstanding postdoctoral scholars focused on academic careers


Applications now open; deadline to apply is February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Stanford School of Medicine’s newly formed Propel Postdoctoral Scholars Program seeks to: 1) attract and train talented postdocs who would bring diversity (broadly defined) to both their training program and to the professoriate in the life sciences, including from backgrounds or perspectives typically underrepresented in the life sciences, 2) provide postdoctoral funding support and professional development programs that will prepare individuals to assume leadership roles as faculty in academia, and, in so doing, 3) champion a culture of belonging and inclusion in science and academia, within and beyond Stanford.


Propel will provide awards to postdocs who have demonstrated previous research excellence and a commitment to an academic career and leadership traits that will enhance their community and who have an identified faculty sponsor at Stanford.  Award decisions will be based on evaluation of training plans co-submitted by applicant and faculty sponsor that  will be evaluated  according to program values and what Propel considers essential components of the training environment, including the research sponsor’s commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences and the postdoctoral scholar’s potential for research independence and scientific leadership. 


Propel programming will include community-building activities, academic career preparation courses, workshops, and seminars to foster career development and leadership skills, opportunities to enhance key skills in grant writing, science communication, networking and mentoring. 


Please contact Latishya Steele (information below) with any questions. 


Read more here.