Affiliated Labs and Faculty Network

The goal of the Stanford Impact Labs’ affiliate network is to build a community that shares a common mission to tackle tough social problems using science to inform both policy and practice. We hope to:

  • Strengthen connections of individuals and teams involved in this work across the Stanford campus. 
  • Elevate and share the narrative of this community’s work through a common brand and platform. 
  • Provide affiliated labs with access to shared services and resources relevant to their work (including legal, HR/recruitment, communications, IT, partnership development, facilitation and convening support, scaling strategies, etc.).

We will regularly update affiliates on internal funding opportunities and SIL-sponsored events (annual or quarterly events, lunch series, etc.) We will also invite affiliated labs and faculty to participate in our review processes and to provide mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students.

All members of our affiliate network -- both labs and faculty -- share a belief in the power of research to fuel real-world impact. In particular, SIL affiliates share a commitment to: 

  • Problem-focused research
  • Working in partnership with leaders in the public, non-profit, or private sectors
  • Focusing on impact (e.g. new policies, programs, practices, or products) beyond the production of knowledge alone
  • Pursuing a model of team science engaging faculty, graduate students, staff, and potentially others in a shared research agenda/approach

There are two ways to affiliate:

1. AFFILIATED LABS - Labs may affiliate with SIL whether or not they are currently receiving funding. Affiliated labs will be eligible to apply to participate in SIL programs designed to encourage team science including the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the Summer Collaborative Research Fellowship

To become an affiliated lab, please submit your information here. → 

2. FACULTY NETWORK - Individual faculty members may affiliate via the SIL faculty network. As we grow the SIL community at Stanford, we will share with internal and external partners information about faculty areas of expertise and prior work. 

To join our faculty network, please submit your information here. →