Fellows spend two years working with a designated research team on a particular social problem while continuing to develop their own research agenda.
Call for Applications
Stanford Impact Labs is accepting applications to the fourth cohort of our postdoctoral fellowship program in partnership with two research teams across Stanford University. We are seeking a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join a team-based, collaborative community that values the different skills, expertise, and perspectives necessary to design, conduct, sustain, and disseminate public impact research.
Postdoctoral positions are available with the following Stanford research teams addressing some of the most challenging social problems. These research teams demonstrate a commitment to public impact, a focus on partnership and collaboration, and opportunity value to prospective postdoctoral fellows.
About the Program
The Stanford Impact Labs (SIL) Postdoctoral Fellowship is a two-year program, during which time each postdoctoral fellow works with a designated research team on a particular social problem while also continuing to develop their individual research agenda.
Through the program, we aim to build a pipeline of scholars who are motivated and equipped to pursue academic careers focused on partnership and solutions-oriented research.
NOTE: This program is an annual opportunity. We publish new opportunities to this page every fall quarter.
“I worried I was being too adventurous coming out of my PhD program, but this experience validated my interest in pursuing this type of research.”
Stanford Impact Labs partners with three to four research teams or impact labs per year to co-fund a postdoctoral position in each team. The postdoctoral fellows spend the majority of their time contributing to the goals of the team by engaging in collaborative, impact-focused research, while advancing their own scholarship and public impact research skills. Toward this end, we also provide postdoctoral fellows with professional development workshops, one-on-one mentorship, and networking opportunities.
“It’s inspiring to think about ways for my research to have impact, and I look forward to the ripple effects my experience in this program will have for my future students."