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Research Roadmap: Fieldwork Finances 101

All you need to know about research budgets, contracts, and paying for fieldwork expenses

The Research Roadmap series provides research and career advice for graduate students interested in global development.
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions (SCCEI)

Event Details:

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm PST

Location

Gunn SIEPR Building

Contact

This event is open to:

Students

Need help demystifying research financing and administration? We’ll shed light on the murky world of building fieldwork budgets, paying for expenses, and setting up contracts! 

Sponsored by the King Center on Global Development and the Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions, this workshop provided graduate students in the Stanford global development community with advice and resources on how to build research budgets, apply for grants, and work through the Stanford procurement process for contracts and other payments. 

Steve Luby, Faculty Affiliate of the King Center on Global Development, and Alexis Medina, Associate Director of Research Programs at the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions, addressed common issues that come up when budget planning or paying for research expenses, as well as answered questions from attendees.

About the Speakers:

Stephen Luby, Faculty Affiliate at the King Center on Global Development

Stephen Luby

Stephen Luby is a professor of medicine and a professor of epidemiology and population health by courtesy at Stanford University. He is also a senior fellow of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. His previous positions include directing the Centre for Communicable Diseases at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research in Bangladesh, conducting research and teaching epidemiology at the Aga Khan University in Karachi in Pakistan, and working as an epidemiologist in the Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Alexis Medina, Associate Director of Research Programs at the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions

Alexis Medina

Alexis Medina is the Associate Director of Research Programs at the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions. She has extensive experience in international program management, including overseeing the design and development of field projects, coordinating data collection and analysis, and navigating bureaucracies on both sides of the Pacific. She has co-authored several academic publications on the intersection of health and education in rural China.

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