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Feodor-Lynen Research Fellowship

Sponsorship by the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation. For research stays by researchers from Germany of all disciplines and at all career stages. Applicants choose an academic host from the Humboldt Network, i.e. a Humboldt fellow (from a previous research stay in Germany), a recipient of a Humboldt prize or similar. Two of the Feodor-Lynen hosts at SLAC are: Stan Brodsky and Roger Blandford.


  • for post-doctoral researchers (up to four years after completing a doctorate): 6 to 24 months

  • for experienced researchers (up to 12 years after completing a doctorate): 6 to 18 months, divisible into a maximum of three visits over three years.

For a postdoc fellow, Feodor-Lynen contributes approximately half of the salary of a Stanford postdoc.

More information: Feodor-Lynen Fellowship.

Contact: Rainer Bartoldus

France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

Offers three types of fellowships, ranging from 2 to 4 months, $5000−$7000.

  • Undergraduate Fellowship - Intended to fund Stanford undergraduates interested in undertaking research or pursuing an internship at a French institution.
  • Visiting Student Researcher Fellowship - Available to graduate students affiliated with a French institution who are interested in pursuing research at Stanford, and to Stanford graduate students interested in undertaking research or pursuing an internship at a French institution. Applicants for the Visiting Student Researcher Fellowship must be graduate students: they must be pursuing either a master’s or doctoral degree.
  • Visiting Junior Scholar Fellowship - Available to junior scholars from either Stanford or France seeking a research visit either in a French institution or at Stanford. Fellowships are available to postdoctoral students as well as scholars who have completed a Ph.D. no more than three years from the date of applying for the fellowship and who hold a tenure-track/permanent (rather than postdoctoral) position. 

More information: France-Stanford Fellowships.

Contact: ? (Rainer)

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Postgraduate fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants. Up to $90,000 in funding toward their graduate education.

More information: Soros Fellowship.

Past fellows: Zihao Jiang

Contact: Su Dong


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