Inclusive training for outstanding postdoctoral scholars focused on academic careers
Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge
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Mission Statement

Recruit and develop a distinguished group of postdoctoral scholars at Stanford to build an inclusive, diverse, and equitable professoriate.


Recruit outstanding scientists

  • Attract a cohort of biological, biomedical, and population-based scientists drawn to academic careers from populations historically underrepresented in the biosciences

Train future faculty leaders

  • Support postdoctoral scholars in developing research independence through top-notch mentoring, rigorous scientific training and strategic collaborations

  • Provide intentional training toward skill sets required to be successful in an academic environment including communication and grantwriting

Create culture and community

  • Champion a culture of belonging and inclusion in academia through education, reflection, and continued engagement