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Research Support

Junior Faculty Research Grants

The Stanford King Center invites proposals from Stanford junior faculty members for small projects or for seed funding of new research on topics relevant to global development and poverty. Proposals will be accepted and considered twice yearly, in January and June.

The proposed work may involve the broad range of disciplines in international development. These include but are not limited to earth sciences, economics, engineering, medicine, political science, policy, individually or in combination.

Expected seed funding for each project is up to $80,000.

Research focused on China is eligible for funding support by the King Center's China Program. 

The application deadlines for the 2019-20 academic year are Monday, January 13, 2020 and Monday, June 1, 2020.

Read the RFP for junior faculty grants

Please note we will be accepting two rounds of applications:

Submit application - deadline January 13, 2020

Submit application - deadline June 1, 2020

 

Support for Conferences and Events

The King Center invites proposals from all Stanford faculty for conferences, lectures, workshops, or multi-day conferences on topics relevant to global development and poverty.  Proposals that bring together faculty in new ways are encouraged. Topics may involve the broad range of disciplines in international development, including but not limited to earth sciences, economics, engineering, medicine, political science, policy, individually or in combination.  Events may be academically oriented or aim to bring policymakers or private-sector leaders and academics together.

King Center staff will be available to assist with event planning and logistics.

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Read the RFP for conferences and events


Capacity Building and Policy Engagement Activities

The Stanford 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 will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Read the RFP
 

Emergency Research Funding

The Stanford King Center recognizes that conducting research in low- and middle-income countries is increasingly complex and that in extraordinary cases, faculty may have emergency funding needs for ongoing projects. The center has made limited funds available for this purpose.

Request funding


Research Assistants Program

Summer Undergraduate Field Research Assistant Program

This program allows undergraduate students to gain in-the-field research experience, and provides faculty with no-cost research assistants. Students receive a stipend for travel and living expenses. Faculty who are interested in having an undergraduate field research assistant for summer 2020 should contact Corinne Thomas at corinnethomas@stanford.edu.
 

Academic Year Undergraduate Research Assistant Program

The King Center provides support for undergraduate research assistants to its faculty affiliates. Faculty interested in hiring a Stanford undergraduate student as an RA for fall, winter, and/or spring quarters should fill out the request form. For questions, contact Corinne Thomas at corinnethomas@stanford.edu.