Stanford PRISM & Propel Programs - Applications Now Open!

Stanford PRISM & Propel Programs

Are you considering continuing your training as a postdoc? Applications are now open for two Stanford programs committed to supporting a thriving, diverse postdoc population:

  • Stanford PRISM invites graduate students from any field to explore postdoctoral training at Stanford. PRISM candidates visit Stanford's campus to meet with faculty and current postdocs to consider whether Stanford is a good fit for their next step.
  • The Propel Postdoctoral Scholars program is for incoming and early postdocs in the biosciences at Stanford who have a strong desire to become faculty.

Eligible applicants may apply to either or both programs. Please see below for further details. 


#StanfordPRISM invites graduate students from all fields and backgrounds, especially those from the broad spectrum of identities that are underrepresented in academia, to consider Stanford for postdoctoral training. Stanford has one of the largest postdoc populations in the country and a strong commitment to helping postdocs succeed and thrive. Through PRISM, cohorts of students visit Stanford to interview with faculty, connect with current postdocs, and learn about postdoctoral training. 

Review our guidance on preparing a successful application and connecting with potential mentors, and contact the PRISM team if you have any questions. 

Apply today!


The Propel Postdoctoral Scholars Program empowers outstanding researchers, prepares future faculty leaders, and creates a community of promising bioscientists from backgrounds historically underrepresented in academia who are interested in becoming faculty. Propel is a 2-year cohort-based program that provides a $85,000 annual salary with benefits and $5,000 supplemental research funds.  

Propel is designed to help you thrive in your postdoc and faculty career with programming that supports community-building, career development to navigate the transition to a faculty career, and professional skills like grant writing, science communication, networking, and mentoring. 

Eligible applicants are encouraged to contact the Propel team for guidance on preparing a successful application, including connecting with potential mentors. 

Apply today! Application deadline is June 2, 2024.