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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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In the last academic year, we funded over 112 projects in 65 countries, increasing our annual investments in global development research by 36%. Our 2022–2023 report outlines our impact and how we're shaping the next generation of scholars and leaders in global development.

Read the 2022–2023 annual report

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Opportunities

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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Student spotlight

Undergraduate research assistants help expand entrepreneurial opportunities for refugees

Natalie Milan and Faith Zehfuss received King Center funding to research and help facilitate a 10-week entrepreneurship program for refugees in Uganda.

Read more about how they expanded the program’s enrollment
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Postdoctoral fellow feature

Q&A with King Center Postdoctoral Fellow Karmini Sharma

Sharma describes her research, which primarily focuses on the economics of gender, and talks about why she would recommend the King Center's Postdoctoral Fellows Program.

Read about Karmini's experience
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Our vision

We accelerate the end of global poverty.

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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.