Your donation to the King Center will support research on pressing challenges in global development, help expand programs to train the next generation of leaders, and foster dialogue on critical issues relevant to improving the lives of the world's poor.
✔ Support purposeful research
The King Center supports research that aims to make a long-lasting impact in the lives of people living in poverty around the world. Our large-scale initiatives tackle specific, timely issues from a multiplicity of angles, aiming to identify scalable solutions and inform policies and implementation efforts. Our seed grants provide opportunities for scholars from all seven of Stanford’s schools to conduct exploratory work and improve our understanding of critical issues.
✔ Expand programs to help train the next generation of leaders
The King Center creates opportunities for Stanford students at both the graduate and undergraduate level to hone their research skills, explore new areas and build their independent research agendas. The King Center also trains and mentors predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows from the Global South through dedicated, multi-year programs. Every year the King Center supports hundreds of aspiring scholars from diverse academic backgrounds on their journeys to becoming leaders in global development.
✔ Raise awareness of global development challenges and opportunities
The King Center’s events, including its flagship Speaker Series, bring distinguished scholars, policymakers, and practitioners from around the world to discuss recent advances as well as enduring challenges in the fight against poverty. Such exchanges both help inform our research and ensure that our research helps shape policy and practice. These events also provide the opportunity for students, researchers, and members of the King Center's community to ask questions and listen to the diverse background and experience from speakers in academia, international organizations, the private sector and government.