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Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine (PRISM)

Posted by on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 in Path to Career Resources .

Stanford PRISM, created in 2017, connects advanced graduate students from a broad range of backgrounds with potential postdoctoral mentors at Stanford. Through PRISM, students visit campus to explore the postdoc training environment, build relationships with faculty, and determine whether advanced training at Stanford would support their career goals. With one of the largest postdoc populations in the country and a strong commitment to supporting postdocs’ success and thriving, Stanford provides a uniquely rich training environment. Stanford postdocs work alongside top scientists and simultaneously develop their professional skills, explore career options, and prepare for independent careers. Apply to PRISM and discover whether you can see yourself thriving as a postdoc here.

PRISM is open to graduate students from all backgrounds and in all fields, though we especially encourage applicants from the broad spectrum of identities that are underrepresented in academia to apply.


PRISM Cohort 13: Spring 2024

  • Apply Here: Application is due 2/13/2024
  • Decisions will be sent to all applicants in late March 2024
  • Visit: May 8-11, 2024 to interview with faculty, connect with current postdocs, and learn about postdoctoral training
  • Conferral eligibility: PhD or other terminal doctoral degree conferral between May 2024 – August 2025
  • Questions: Contact

PRISM Cohort 14: Fall 2024

  • Apply: Application will be open mid-May 2024 – mid-July 2024
  • Decisions will be announced in late August 2024
  • Visit: October 2024
  • Conferral eligibility: PhD/MD conferral between December 2024 – December 2025
  • Interest list: Join the interest list for information about future PRISM cohorts


For more information and how to apply