Please see the following website to learn more about Stanford’s policy regarding research with animals:
We’re glad to hear of your interest in graduate school! Being an academic center at Stanford, CCARE does not offer degree programs. However, there are CCARE-affiliated faculty in Stanford academic departments that do offer degree programs (such as Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurosciences, etc.). If you’re interested in applying to a Stanford degree program and researching compassion or altruism, we suggest looking up the Stanford faculty that have been affiliated with CCARE’s research to identify who may be your ideal mentor.
Beyond Stanford, we recommend looking up faculty who have worked with the Mind and Life Institute and The Greater Good Science Center, who you may want as your mentor. We suggest you contact their organizations directly for guidance. Also, you’ll want to take a year or two and gain research experience (preferably in a lab with one of the top researchers you can find) so that you can demonstrate additional research expertise and passion for that area. Also, consider attending the annual Mind & Life Summer Research Institute, which is great for making connections with compassion researchers.
We’re glad to hear you’re interested! Please start by exploring our website. Our video section has recordings of many of the world’s top experts in compassion research, and our wiki logs definitions of compassion as well as research tools to measure compassion. Please also attend our lectures, talks and conferences, which are dedicated to the science and application of compassion.