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Biosciences Hardship Program

The application for the Biosciences Hardship Program is open! The deadline to apply is November 7, 2022 at 11:59pm PST.

Affordability is a significant challenge across the entire Stanford community of students, postdocs, faculty and staff. Funds from this program are intended to assist with addressing the needs of students who are experiencing a financial hardship related to the cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area or other factors. The fund offers a one-time grant of up to $5,000 (subject to fund availability) per academic year/per household to doctoral scholars who meet the eligibility criteria.

Please make sure to review the program requirements thoroughly prior to applying. The Hardship Program is available for eligible applicants within their first six years of PhD study, and further eligibility and policy clarification can also be found on the program website here. If you have any questions, please email