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DEI support for Stanford SE3 Graduate Students

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is also a resource for graduate students and researchers within Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.  We work to provide students and postdocs with the latest information on funding, conferences, and student groups to help them meet their academic and outreach goals.  If you're an SE3 student and postdoc, we encourage you to explore the different academic and cultural offerings listed below.  We also welcome students and postdocs to visit our office located in 139, Mitchell Building.


  • DARE: Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence awards two-year fellowships to doctoral students in the final two years of their doctoral program who want to investigate and prepare for academic careers and whose presence will help diversify the professoriate.

  • Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity Fund: VPGE awards funding on a competitive basis to support doctoral dissertation research expenses on diversity-related topics. These awards are intended to pay research costs, including such costs as travel, data acquisition, translation, etc., where the dissertation topic focuses on the impact of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, work or life experiences.

  • The AGEP CA Alliance Postdoc Fellowship is offered by the NSF-funded California Alliance at four top-tier California institutions--Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Caltech--in the Mathematical, Physical Sciences and Engineering fields.  The program also includes faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities.

  • Minority Postdoc: An external resource for postdoc funding and professional development with an emphasis on opportunities for individuals from underrepresented groups.



Join us in recruiting students for Stanford Earth at national conferences:

Mentoring opportunities: 

  • Mentor SURGE scholars during the summer through SURGE program
  • Find community, mentors, and mentees at DEI Student Group Quarterly Lunch Meetings
  • Participate in Webinars and speak to students across the country about SE3



Programs for Stanford Earth Graduate Students and Postdocs:

  • InTeGrate (Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future) is a 5-year, NSF-funded STEP Center grant, running from 2012 through 2016. The STEP (STEM Talent Expansion Program) Center program enables "a group of faculty representing a cross section of institutions of higher education to identify a national challenge or opportunity in undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to propose a comprehensive and coordinated set of activities that will be carried out to address that challenge or opportunity within a national context."

  • The AGEP CA Alliance is a partnership between four leading California universities to ensure that underrepresented minority (URM) PhD graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from our alliance institutions aspire to and populate the ranks of the postdoctoral population, the faculty at competitive research and teaching institutions, the federally funded national laboratories, and scientific think tanks.


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