Audience: Students

Overview Creativity in Research Scholars are a disciplinary diverse set of Stanford PhD students. In addition to their primary research activities, these individuals are learning and applying design thinking to push the boundaries of their work and create entirely new applications and approaches to their research.

This program is deeply participatory, rigorous, and meant for doctoral students that are eager to use creative practices and interdisciplinary collaboration to create impact. Scholars must have a high tolerance for ambiguity and excitement for the potential that exists in undefined and ever-evolving opportunity spaces.

Program Timing

This is a nine month program for the 2017-2018 academic year. Participants will take at least one class in the in the fall quarter and spend winter and spring quarters focused on both group and individual activities. By the end of the program Scholars will be required to submit a new proposal, paper, or some other form factor of work together with at least one other Creativity in Research Scholar from a different discipline.

The minimum time commitment will be one class in addition to informal meetings in the fall, and four hours per week in the winter and spring quarters – though we expect many students will be eager for more.

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Selection and Eligibility

Stanford PhD students from any field are eligible and encouraged. You must have begun the research phase of your study and be able to discuss your research throughout the program.

Selection is via application which requires an endorsement from your primary advisor. A group of 10-15 PhD students will be admitted with an effort made to make the group as diverse as possible from as many angles as possible.

Application Timeline

May 11th: Information session 6:30-7:30pm in studio 1

May 19th: Deadline to apply (Apply here!)
May 24th-25th: Interviews for semifinalists
June 7th: Scholars announced

Questions? Contact Marna Romanoff: