The Stanford GSB Research Fellows Program offers a unique post-baccalaureate opportunity for high-potential individuals to come to Stanford to participate in the intellectual life at Stanford GSB and the university. This two-year fellowship is designed for individuals wanting to gain valuable training and experience toward a career in academic research before applying to a PhD program in business and related fields.


Fellows will have the opportunity to:
- Perform full-time research assistance for empirical research papers with top faculty in the field.
- Take doctoral-level courses in business, economics, statistics, math, or related fields
- Regularly attend field seminars


Research projects are assigned based on student interest and faculty/project availability. Participating faculty include Susan Athey, Lanier Benkard, Guido Imbens, Sharique Hasan, Peter Koudjis.


Research projects generally involve manipulation of large data sets and sophisticated statistical modelling, and require strong programming skills. Day to day research assistantship work will mostly utilize statistical packages such as R, Matlab, or Stata, but we will favor applicants with some lower level programming experience (e.g., C or java). Students can expect to work closely with GSB faculty members and receive individual instruction on the techniques required.


The program is scheduled to commence in July 2016. Applications for the July 2016 start date will be accepted during two application rounds. The fall application deadline is October 27, 2015. The spring application deadline is March 1, 2016.


For more information, go to Research Fellows Program | Stanford Graduate School of Business