STEM for Development (SFD) is a U.S.-based non-profit aimed at increasing the accessibility of world-class graduate degree programs (Master’s, PhD) to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students in developing countries.
As an education non-profit, we stand apart and pride ourselves on our time-intensive, individualized approach to STEM talent development, which includes free mentorship and professional skills training.
STEM talent is not bound by national borders, yet the world's top graduate programs are disproportionately composed of students from the wealthiest economies. SFD makes STEM education more equitable by providing early-career students from developing countries with the professional skills to compete globally.
We mentor students throughout their studies, and offer a free, personally-tailored, one-on-one mentorship program that is available to our most promising STEM students during the graduate application season.
We offer webinars, workshops, and semester-long courses aimed at developing critical STEM workforce competencies, including technical writing, science communication, and composition of key documents such as curricula vitae and statements of purpose.
We prepare students for graduate school and research careers through research internships, research skill webinars, and consultations with professionals from across STEM fields.