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Updated: September 13, 2019
Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty
Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
[Calculated] Percentage of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
Total number of graduate students
Number of women graduate students
[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students
Total number of post doctoral associates
Number of women post doctoral associates
[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates
Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.
Yes; please see http://gap.stanford.edu/5-9.html
Stanford provides an academic accommodation period for registered and matriculated women graduate students anticipating or experiencing a birth:
Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?
Yes, there is family health insurance for graduate students. Please see
There are subsidies for health insurance for the graduate student in some cases; please see this website for detailed information:
Do you have a Woman in Physics Group? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
Do you have a Physics Graduate Student Association? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?
Has your institution ever hosted a Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics? If yes, which year?
Has your institution ever hosted an APS Climate Site Visit for Women and Minorities in Physics?
Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.
The Stanford Physics and Applied Physics Departments offer a "rotation" system for first-year graduate students, to help students find a research group that matches their interests and in which they can thrive. Graduate students have an opportunity to work with a different research group each quarter of their first year. Because rotation does not imply a long-term commitment on the part of the graduate student or the advisor, this system allows students to explore advisors and research areas to find a good match. This is vitally important for a rewarding graduate experience. Graduate students can rotate with groups in the Physics and Applied Physics Departments and in the Photon Science and Particle Physics & Astrophysics Departments at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and with groups conducting physics-related research in other departments. Many interdisciplinary research opportunities exist at Stanford in fields such as biophysics and energy research.
For more details, see the Physics Graduate Student Handbook at https://physics.stanford.edu/physics-graduate-handbook. For Applied Physics, see http://www.stanford.edu/dept/app-physics/cgi-bin/admissions or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other resources at Stanford:
The Women's Community Center (http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/wcc) provides programs and services designed to implement its goals of collaborative learning, community development, and social justice with regard to women's full inclusion and participation in the life of the Stanford University campus.
The Graduate Women's Network (http://www.stanford.edu/group/gwn/about.html) provides academic and social support to graduate women across disciplines at Stanford University. Through organizing programs, roundtable discussions, and other opportunities for socializing, the Graduate Women's Network is an organization committed to meeting needs specific to graduate women.
Additional information about student life at Stanford, covering such subjects as health care, peer counseling, child care, employment, dependent and domestic partner benefits, fitness, disabled student services, library services, etc. can be found in the Stanford Graduate Student Handbook (http://gap.stanford.edu) and through the the Office of the Vice Provost of Graduate Education (http://vpge.stanford.edu). The VPGE sponsors career advising programs, such as Academic Chats (http://vpge.stanford.edu/programs/acad_chats.html).
Please include the name of faculty or staff member and an email they can be reached at for further questions.