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The King Center contributes to training the next generation of global development scholars by providing funding and opportunities for Stanford graduate students working on critical issues in global development.

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Graduate Student Research Funding

The King Center supports Stanford doctoral student research, particularly field-based work in middle- and low-income countries. Applications are accepted in autumn and spring quarters.

Learn how to apply for research funding
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Graduate Student Fellowships

The King Center offers fellowships that provide tuition and a stipend for one or two quarters to Stanford PhD students, especially students close to completing their degree. Applications are due in spring quarter for the following academic year.

See how to apply for fellowships

Additional Graduate Student Opportunities

Student Groups

The King Center supports Stanford student groups on campus to foster collaboration among students and to build community across campus.

Learn more about how you can get involved

Journeys of Inquiry

Stanford students can learn about new contexts and global development issues through short experiential learning trips led by researchers affiliated with the King Center. Past trip locations have included China, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico, Rwanda, and Uganda.

Find out more about previous and upcoming trips

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