Global Faculty Training Program


Global Faculty Training Program

Each year, Stanford Biodesign offers a Global Faculty Training (GFIT) program for faculty members and health technology innovation educators from universities and academic medical centers around the world. Its purpose is to provide instruction on the biodesign innovation process and how we teach it so that these trainees may launch or expand Biodesign-like programs at their home institutions.

The five-month intensive training experience, which runs from January to June, has two tracks: 1) an in-person full-time option conducted primarily at Stanford University, and 2) a virtual part-time option for those who wish to participate from their home institution. Virtual participants are invited to Stanford for two in-person visits to launch and complete their training experience, as well as meet the other individuals in their cohort and network with the Biodesign community.

Participants in the program to date have come from institutions around the world, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Rwanda, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Applications will be open from July 12, 2024 through September 10, 2024 for the 2025 training offerings. Applicants will be asked to provide a resume or CV, a written statement about their goals for participating in the program, and a letter of support from their sponsoring institution. Interviews will be conducted in late September and selection decisions will be announced by mid-October.

Please contact  for more information and to complete an application. We also invite you to learn more about the global faculty trainees who have completed the program to date using the links below.