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Faculty Mentorship Opportunities

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) provides faculty mentorship opportunities with Undergraduate Research Assistants (UGRA) and Predoctoral Research Fellows. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMS AND REQUEST PROCESS (STANFORD ONLY)

Mentoring an Undergraduate Research Assistant

SIEPR offers undergraduates research opportunities throughout the year. Our UGRAs work directly with SIEPR faculty on research and data acquisition. UGRAs are funded for part-time research for a maximum of 15 hours per week during the academic quarters or for a 10-week Summer Program.

If you are interested in mentoring an UGRA please visit the SIEPR Faculty Portal to fill out the request form. 

Mentoring a Predoctoral Research Fellow

The Predoctoral Research Fellows program is a joint venture of the SIEPR and the Stanford Economics Department. This program provides one- to two-year fellowships to candidates after completion of their undergraduate degree programs, and is designed to serve as a bridge between undergraduate and doctoral programs.

Below is an abreviated version of the faculty responsibilities and funding information for our current cohort of Predoctoral Research Fellows. For more details regarding funding options please visit the SIEPR Faculty Portal.

Faculty Responsibilities

SIEPR handles the recruitment and administrative logistics of appointing each fellow. We ask that faculty wishing to support Predoctoral Research Fellows through the program agree to:

  • Supervise the fellow on relevant research projects
  • Mentor fellow on their academic career, including advising on appropriate course(s) or directed reading(s) to complete their quarterly course requirement
  • Present once at the weekly SIEPR Predoc Research Seminar
  • Run their applicant search through the SIEPR platform
  • Provide the fellow with any required computing or data infrastructure above that supplied by the program
  • Provide constructive feedback to SIEPR about the progress of the fellow and the program when requested
  • Provide immediate feedback to the program manager if there are any issues with the fellow
  • Submit a "Research Highlight" about the work conducted with the support of your fellow. This is a 500–700 word summary of your research findings (preliminary or final) written for a broad audience.

Funding a Predoctoral Research Fellow*

Funding requirements in 2019-2020 are as follows* (View past years):

FOR FIRST YEAR FELLOWS STARTING IN: Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOTAL

Summer:

Stipend

Tuition

Cardinal Care

Health Service Fee

Subtotal

 

$12,400

$0

$1,302

$217

$13,919

 

$12,400

$3,411

$1,864

$224

$17,889

 

$12,400

$3,411

$1,864

$224

$17,889

 

$12,400

$3,411

$1,864

$224

$17,889

 

 

 

 

 

$67,586

Fall:

Stipend

Tuition

Cardinal Care

Health Service Fee

Subtotal

 

$12,400

$3,411

$1,864

$224

$17,899

 

$12,400

$3,411

$1,864

$224

$17,899

 

$12,400

$3,411

$1,864

$224

$17,899

 

$12,400

$0

$0

$224

$12,624

 

 

 

 

 

$65,937

 

FOR SECOND YEAR FELLOWS RENEWING IN: Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOTAL

Summer:

Stipend

Tuition

Cardinal Care

Health Service Fee

Subtotal

 

$12,400

$0

$0

$217

$12,617

 

$12,400

$3,411

$1,864

$224

$17,899

 

$12,400

$3,411

$1,864

$224

$17,889

 

$12,400

$3,411

$1,864

$224

$17,889

 

 

 

 

 

$66,314

Fall:

Stipend

Tuition

Cardinal Care

Health Service Fee

Subtotal

 

$12,400

$3,411

$1,864

$224

$17,899

 

$12,400

$3,411

$1,864

$224

$17,899

 

$12,400

$3,411

$1,864

$224

$17,899

 

$12,400

$0

$0

$224

$12,624

 

 

 

 

 

$66,321

*Updated May 25, 2020. AY 2020-2021 Rates are not yet avalible. Please use the above rates to estimate funding requirements. 
One year appointments begin in either Summer (between June 15-August 31) or Fall (between September 1-15). Quarterly fees cannot be prorated. Health insurance is not assessed in Summer Quarter for continuing fellows.