Policy Fellowship

Program Details

Discover more about the Stanford Biodesign Policy Fellowship by exploring the resources below.


Hear from Director of Policy, Kavita Patel, and some of our domain experts who work at the intersection of health policy and innovation about why the Stanford Biodesign Policy Fellowship is an impactful career choice.


Check out our first webinar in which James Wall (fellowship) and Sandra Ruggles (research) discussed how the Policy Fellowship can accelerate your career.  


Check out the flyer for the 2024-26 Policy Fellowship and share it with other qualified applicants!


A new post-graduate fellowship program focused on the intersection between health policy and health technology innovation – specifically, how policy can accelerate the use of technology to improve health outcomes while expanding access and increasing affordability.


Individuals with advanced degrees plus three to five years of work experience (or post-graduate study) preferred. Fellows will be selected based on their experience and/or demonstrated interest in health technology innovation, as well as their potential to become leaders in the field of health policy. Research experience and a strong publication record are encouraged but not required. Individuals at all stages of their careers are welcome (see detailed eligibility requirements on our Frequently Asked Questions page).


Policy Fellows will become full-time members of the Stanford Biodesign team. The first year of the fellowship will be based at the James H. Clark Center on the Stanford University campus in the heart of Silicon Valley. During the second year, fellows will be located in Washington, DC (or another policy hub that aligns with their interests) for the internship portion of their fellowship.


The Policy Fellowship is a full-time, two year, paid program beginning in August and running through July of the second year. Fellows receive a monthly stipend and health benefits during their fellowship period.


Policy Fellows are selected via a competitive application and interview process. Recruiting for the 2025-27 program will begin in May 2024, with applications due August 2024. Interviews will be held in late September or early October. Please check back in the spring 2024. For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page and Application Instructions.