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Research Support

Junior Faculty Research Grants

The King Center on Global Development 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 2020-21 academic year are Monday, January 11, 2021 and Monday, June 7, 2021.

Read the RFP for junior faculty grants

Please note we will be accepting two rounds of applications:

Submit application - deadline January 11, 2021

Submit application - deadline June 7, 2021
 

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 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 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

Undergraduate Field (or Remote) Research Assistant Program:

This program allows undergraduate students to gain in-the-field or remote research experience addressing global development challenges in low- and middle-income countries, and provides faculty with full-time, no-cost research assistants. This program is only for students who are on a "flex quarter" during the quarter they hold this full-time, research assistant position, and who have been enrolled full-time for any two quarters during the 2020-21 academic year.  Students will receive a stipend.
 
Faculty who are interested in having a full-time, undergraduate research assistant for spring or summer quarter during the 2020-21 academic year should download and fill out this template and send to Corinne Thomas at corinnethomas@stanford.edu. 
 
For priority consideration apply by Friday, December 11, 2020 or by the deadline of Friday, January 8, 2021.  To apply, please complete this form.  
 
King Center staff will advertise, process applications, and can also support the selection process, as needed. 
 

Academic Year Research Assistant Program:

This program provides support for part-time, undergraduate student or master's student research assistants to King Center faculty affiliates, working on global development challenges relevant for low- and middle-income countries, for up to 15 hours per week.  Students may, but do not need to be, enrolled in classes while holding a part-time, research assistant position and will be limited to 15 hours per week during the quarter, regardless of their enrollment. 
 
King Center faculty affiliates may request one undergraduate student or master's student research assistant per quarter with preference given to new faculty requests.  Requests for additional students may be considered. Faculty may have a particular student in mind or the King Center will advertise for them.
 
The winter quarter faculty proposal deadline is Monday, October 26, 2020.  Please submit your interest by completing this form.
 
Faculty interested in hiring a Stanford undergraduate student or master's student as an RA for fall, winter, spring, and/or summer quarter should download and complete this form and send to Corinne Thomas at corinnethomas@stanford.edu.