Summer PhD Fellowship

Supporting Stanford PhD students to work on solutions-oriented research with faculty and research teams, in partnership with community and policy organizations

The Stanford Impact Labs PhD Fellowship (previously known as the Summer Collaborative Research Fellowship) is a summer quarter fellowship for Stanford PhD students. Fellows are supported to work on solutions-oriented research with faculty mentors and research teams across the university, and in partnership with community and policy organizations. The fellowship provides a stipend as well as continuing education, peer support, and mentoring from Stanford Impact Labs staff.

 

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“The program carved out a space for me to be more reflective about what I want and more aware of what's possible. It was a super helpful ‘counterpoint’ to the incentives we're typically exposed to in academia."

The purpose of the fellowship program is to provide graduate students with the resources and skills necessary to work on an impact-oriented research project. For the duration of summer quarter, fellows work under the mentorship of a faculty member. Additionally, fellows engage in weekly workshops on topics such as:

  • Understanding the social problem and solutions landscape
  • Co-creation
  • Engaging policymakers
  • Communicating with non-academic audiences.

By developing the skills necessary to work with partners from public and nonprofit organizations, graduate students become equipped to join the growing community of scholars motivated by the need for solutions to challenging social problems. 

“Interacting with a diverse range of people from all schools, sometimes with similar interests and often with similar concerns around policy work, made me excited to collaborate with others in academia looking to make their research more practical."

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

2023 Cohort

Brandi Cannon-Force
Brandi Cannon-Force

2023 PhD Fellow

Elizabeth Childs
Elizabeth Childs

2023 PhD Fellow

Ruben Gonzalez
Rubén A. González

2023 PhD Fellow

Katja Hofmann
Katja Hofmann

2023 PhD Fellow

Emma Keller
Emma Keller

2023 PhD Fellow

Hannah Melville-Rea
Hannah Melville-Rea

2023 PhD Fellow

Joe Mernyk
Joseph S. Mernyk

2023 PhD Fellow

Brendan Moore
Brendan Moore

2023 PhD Fellow

Kate Reinmuth
Kate Reinmuth

2023 PhD Fellow

Marissa Reitsma
Marissa Reitsma

2023 PhD Fellow

Sadie Richardson
Sadie Richardson

2023 PhD Fellow

Melanie Shimano
Melanie Shimano

2023 PhD Fellow

Ireland Sherrill
Ireland Sherrill

2023 PhD Fellow

Lily Steyer
Lily Steyer

2023 PhD Fellow

2022 Cohort

Wajeeha Ahmad
Wajeeha Ahmad

2022 PhD Fellow

Ruth Appel
Ruth Appel

2022 PhD Fellow

Eva Bianchi
Eva Bianchi

2022 PhD Fellow

Doga Cavdir
Doga Cavdir

2022 PhD Fellow

Saskia Comess
Saskia Comess

2022 PhD Fellow

Angela He
Angela He

2022 PhD Fellow

Candice Kim
Candice Kim

2022 PhD Fellow

Kimya Loder
Kimya Loder

2022 PhD Fellow

Mae MacDonald
Mae MacDonald

2022 PhD Fellow

Emily Mongold
Emily Mongold

2022 PhD Fellow

Crystal Moore
Crystal Moore

2022 PhD Fellow

Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore

2021 and 2022 PhD Fellow

Eric Neumann
Eric Neumann

2022 PhD Fellow

Michelle Ng
Michelle Ng

2022 PhD Fellow

Helena Roy
Helena Roy

2022 PhD Fellow

Emily Russell
Emily Russell

2022 PhD Fellow

Jenny Skerker
Jenny Skerker

2022 PhD Fellow

Preeti Srinivasan
Preeti Srinivasan

2022 PhD Fellow

Lily Steyer
Lily Steyer

2022 PhD Fellow

Kia Turner
Kia Turner

2022 PhD Fellow

Darion Wallace
Darion Wallace

2022 PhD Fellow

Alice Wang
Alice Wang

2022 PhD Fellow

Marianna Zhang
Marianna Zhang

2022 PhD Fellow

Mofan Zhang
Mofan Zhang

2022 PhD Fellow

2021 Cohort

Sophie Allen
Sophie Allen

2020 and 2021 PhD Fellow

Ayodele Dada
Ayodele Dada

2021 PhD Fellow

Isabella Douglas
Isabella Douglas

2021 PhD Fellow

Ayush Kanodia
Ayush Kanodia

2021 PhD Fellow

Apoorva Lal
Apoorva Lal

2021 PhD Fellow

Angela Lee
Angela Lee

2021 PhD Fellow

Gina Li
Gina Li

2021 PhD Fellow

Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore

2021 and 2022 PhD Fellow

Mansheej Paul
Mansheej Paul

2021 PhD Fellow

Colin Peterson
Colin Peterson

2021 PhD Fellow

Nick Sherefkin
Nick Sherefkin

2021 PhD Fellow

Nicky Sullivan
Nicky Sullivan

2021 PhD Fellow

Miroslav Suzara
Miroslav Suzara

2021 PhD Fellow

Ryan Triolo
Ryan Triolo

2021 PhD Fellow

Jan Voelkel
Jan Voelkel

2021 PhD Fellow

Iris Zhang
Iris Zhang

2021 PhD Fellow

2020 Cohort

Ishita Ahmed
Ishita Ahmed

2020 PhD Fellow

Sophie Allen
Sophie Allen

2020 and 2021 PhD Fellow

Feyaad Allie
Feyaad Allie

2020 PhD Fellow

Christianne Corbett
Christianne Corbett

2020 PhD Fellow

Madison Dalton
Madison Dalton

2020 PhD Fellow

Saurabh Khanna
Saurabh Khanna

2020 PhD Fellow

Mark Krass
Mark Krass

2020 PhD Fellow

David Lang
David Lang

2020 PhD Fellow

Erin Macke
Erin Macke

2020 PhD Fellow

Will Marble
Will Marble

2020 PhD Fellow

Julia Melin
Julia Melin

2020 PhD Fellow

Maggie Perry
Maggie Perry

2020 PhD Fellow

Matt Ribar
Matt Ribar

2020 PhD Fellow

Cesar Vargas
Cesar Vargas

2020 PhD Fellow