Stanford Allocates $4.5 Million to Program Seeking to Increase the Number of Minority Doctoral Students Pursuing Academic Teaching Positions

Stanford University has selected its first group of Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence (DARE) Doctoral Fellows. Twelve individuals have been chosen for the two-year scholarship awards designed to prepare minority students for careers in the academic world. More than 100 doctoral students at Stanford applied for the 12 positions as DARE fellows.

In addition to a scholarship that will pay tuition, the fellows receive a stipend and will participate in programs designed to ease their transition into the academic workplace. Each doctoral student will receive funds for a recruiting trip to encourage promising minority undergraduate students to consider Stanford graduate programs.

Stanford has budgeted $4.5 million over four years for the DARE program. The university aims to offer the fellowships to 36 doctoral students during the period.