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Fellowship Programs

HAI was established to support innovative AI research that bridges disciplines and fields. The Institute aims to appoint and support promising researchers through its fellowship programs who are working at intersections often overlooked by traditional academic departments, in addition to outstanding researchers pursuing core disciplinary topics.

HAI Fellowship Programs


HAI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

HAI’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers opportunities to explore topics, conduct research, and collaborate across disciplines related to AI technologies, applications, or impact.

Fellows will have the opportunity to contribute to the research goals of the faculty/lab/center/research team they will join, in addition to advancing their own scholarship and research skills. In the spirit of cross-disciplinary collaboration and community building, fellows will also be required to engage in HAI programming to develop the skills necessary to further their research, careers, and the mission of HAI: advancing AI research, education, policy, and practice to improve the human condition.

HAI will be seeking postdoctoral applicants from all areas of research related to artificial intelligence, spanning theoretical foundations, systems, software, applications, design, and social impact. HAI is particularly interested in applicants doing research at the frontiers of artificial intelligence with other disciplines, including but not limited to the humanities, business, education, law, medicine, and physical and social sciences.

Faculty interested in hosting a postdoctoral fellow, beginning in the 2024 academic year, were invited to submit applications by December 19, 2023. 

 The application period for 2024-2025 HAI Postdoctoral Fellowships closed on March 20, 2024.

HAI Graduate Fellowship Program

The Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) offers a 3-quarter program for Stanford Graduate Students. The goal of this program is to encourage interdisciplinary research conversations, facilitate new collaborations, and grow the HAI community of graduate scholars who are working in the area of AI, broadly defined. The fellowship fosters collaboration between engineers, social scientists, humanists, and others researching the future of purposeful, intentional, and human-centered AI.

HAI graduate fellows will: 

  • Participate in mandatory bi-weekly seminars with HAI Affiliated Faculty, guest speakers, HAI postdocs, and fellow cohort members. 
  • Participate in events with other HAI Fellows (i.e., paper/proposal workshops, practice job talks, training opportunities, and socials). 
  • Contribute to a final group project (i.e., poster session, blog post, student-led event) 
  • Be located on campus for all 3 quarters during AY 2024-2025 (fall, winter, spring) 

The fellowship will pay $1,000 per quarter.

HAI is seeking graduate students to participate in this program, and we would like to ensure the cohort is well-rounded across disciplines. The application period has ended for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Stanford Digital Economy Lab (DEL) Postdoctoral Fellowships

DEL is currently seeking Postdoctoral Fellows. Positions focus on key topic areas related to the digital economy. Each hire will have a priority project, led by Professor Erik Brynjolfsson, as well as the opportunity to work with other Stanford faculty and PIs on additional topics. Priority projects will be shaped based on shared interests, available data, and alignment with DEL’s research priorities. 

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