Postdoctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral fellows spend two years working with a designated research team on a particular social problem while also continuing to develop their individual research agenda.

The Stanford Impact Labs 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.

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“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 3 to 4 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."

To learn more about the postdoctoral program, please contact Alex Carr (acarr2@stanford.edu).

2022-2024 Cohort

Patricia Andrews Fearon
Patricia Andrews Fearon

2022-2024 Postdoctoral Fellow

Alba Huidobro
Alba Huidobro

2022-2024 Postdoctoral Fellow

Andrea Pedroza-Tobias
Andrea Pedroza-Tobias

2022-2024 Postdoctoral Fellow

2021-2023 Cohort

Malissa Alinor
Malissa Alinor

2021-2023 Postdoctoral Fellow

Max Hui Bai
Max Hui Bai

2021-2023 Postdoctoral Fellow

Marbella Eboni Hill
Marbella Eboni Hill

2021-2023 Postdoctoral Fellow

Carlos Padilla-Schmidt
Carlos Schmidt-Padilla

2021-2023 Postdoctoral Fellow