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Thank you for your interest in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford. This web site has been prepared to give prospective graduate students an introduction to our Department and to Stanford in general. Feel free to contact any of the faculty members to find out more about their research programs or other aspects of at Stanford. I think you will find that they share my enthusiasm for our Department and for the quality of our research program and teaching.

Our Departmental admissions staff, led by Roger Kuhn, can provide more general information about admissions procedures or the graduate program. They can be contacted at or by calling (650) 723-1525.

Justin Du Bois
Chair, Graduate Admissions Committee

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Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. The program awards up to 100 high-achieving students every year with full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, including the PhD in Chemistry. To be considered, you must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars by September 12, 2018, and separately apply to the Chemistry department by November 14, 2018.