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Our mission

We enable a multidisciplinary community of Stanford scholars to conduct path-breaking research, shape policy and practice, and train and inspire a diverse new generation of global leaders.

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Graduate student programs

The King Center supports Stanford doctoral student research, particularly field-based work in middle- and low-income countries, by offering research funding and fellowships, as well as community events.

Learn more about how to get involved as a PhD student
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Photos from the field

Global Development Photo Contest

The King Center invites current Stanford undergraduate and graduate students, as well as predoctoral research fellows, and postdoctoral scholars, to submit photos to the King Center's 2023 Global Development Photo Contest!

Submit your photos
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Our vision

We accelerate the end of global poverty.

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Thematic areas

The King Center supports new research from scholars across campus on nine thematic areas. 

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Our impact

The King Center supports research that tests promising innovations and scalable solutions to address poverty in emerging economies.

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Where we work

View our interactive map to explore our research areas and learn more about work by King Center affiliates.