Training the next generation
We foster a diverse and talented new generation of global development scholars by providing opportunities for students to engage in world-class research and experiential learning. The King Center offers in-depth research experience for undergraduates; research grants and dissertation fellowships for graduate students; postdoctoral fellowships for emerging scholars; and postbaccalaureate research fellowships for aspiring global development scholars from diverse backgrounds.Dive into our next-generation programs
Our 2021–2022 report highlights the expansion of our programs to support and train the next generation of global scholars and the impact of our faculty affiliates’ and students’ research efforts around the world.
About our benefactors
Bob and Dottie King have a long-standing dedication to global development. Drawing inspiration from relationships built by hosting more than 50 of Stanford’s international students in their home over the last 55 years, Bob and Dottie have made numerous significant philanthropic investments to empower students and entrepreneurs working in emerging economies. At Stanford, in addition to their support for the King Center, the Kings are founding donors of Stanford Seed, an initiative led by the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Stanford Seed partners with entrepreneurs in emerging markets and provides them with training, coaching, and networking support to build thriving enterprises that transform lives. The Kings also have provided generous support for Knight-Hennessy Scholars, the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Athletics, and several other areas across the university.