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The King Center stimulates and supports research tackling pressing challenges in low- and middle-income countries. We support research on a multiplicity of themes and cover the diverse disciplinary perspectives on the Stanford campus.

Browse work we support by thematic area

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Initiatives

The King Center invites proposals from Stanford faculty for ambitious, new initiatives harnessing and developing the university’s distinctive strengths in research on global development and poverty. Letters of intent are accepted in fall quarter.

Read about our current initiatives and learn how to apply
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Junior Faculty Research Grants

The King Center invites proposals from Stanford junior faculty for research on topics relevant to global development. Proposals are considered twice yearly, in January and June.

Learn more about our support for junior faculty
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Capacity Building and Policy Engagement Activities Grants

The King Center invites proposals from Stanford faculty for capacity building and policy engagement activities that support academics, government officials, or other policymakers in low- and middle-income countries. Proposals are considered on a rolling basis.

Learn more about our support for capacity building and policy engagement
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Research Assistant Programs for Faculty

The King Center offers affiliated faculty and researchers the opportunity to request support for Stanford students as part-time research assistants (RAs) during the academic year and full-time RAs in the summer to work on projects related to global development.

Submit an application to hire a research assistant
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Conference and Event Support

The King Center invites proposals for conferences, lectures, and workshops on topics related to global development and poverty alleviation. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis and King Center staff are available to assist with event planning and logistics.

Learn more about how the King Center can support your event

Emergency Research Funding Grants for Faculty

The King Center recognizes that conducting research in low- and middle-income countries can be challenging and that in extraordinary cases, faculty may need emergency funding for ongoing projects. The center has made limited funds available on a rolling basis.

Learn more about emergency research support