Graduate Student Research Funding at the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development supports faculty-supervised Stanford doctoral student research activities, particularly field-based work on global poverty and economic development in middle- and low-income countries.
- Submission of a 100-word abstract of the proposed research, a short bio and photograph of the recipient to be used on the center website and to inform donors.
- Submission an updated budget (using the attached sample budget template provided here) that reflects the total award amount.
- Submission of an updated budget that provides details regarding how the funds were spent, accompanied by supporting documentation, e.g., receipts, invoices, travel documents, etc.
- Submission of a brief research report and several digital photographs highlighting the research and/or travel, which may be shared with donors. This final report should be five pages maximum, written in non-technical language, and should include:
- The research topic
- A summary of the research
- The stage of the research and any findings
- How the award enhanced or supported the research
- Next steps including anything that may be of interest to the donor(s)
- The recipient's future academic and/or professional career plans
- Field photos (if possible)
To apply, graduate students must submit an online application through Stanford Off-Campus Learning Opportunities (SOLO). The application includes:
- A two-page project description: Upload one PDF or Word document that provides a cogent summary of the proposed research written in a manner clear to non-specialists. The selection committee is composed of a range of scholars and may not include specialists in the applicant's field. Project summaries must not exceed two pages. They should be single spaced, use conventional margins, and be in 11 point font or larger.
- A detailed budget and budget justification (see details here)
- Faculty advisor letters of nomination (one letter for exploratory awards and two letters for full awards). Letters are requested by students within the application and are submitted by the faculty via SOLO. Letters have the same due dates as the application.
- A CV
Please direct any questions to Corinne Thomas at CorinneThomas@stanford.edu.