Our public impact-focused team shares timely analysis, insights, news, and ideas about the ways  universities, governments, businesses, and nonprofits are working together to use evidence and experience to make progress on the world’s hardest social challenges.

Stanford Political Science Professor James Fearon joins four other Scholars in Service this year. He will work with the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense on a range of policy issues, including preparation of the 2022 National Defense Strategy.

Postdoctoral fellows from left to right: Marbella Eboni Allen,  Malissa Alinor, Max Hui Bai, and Carlos Schmidt-Padilla.

We’re thrilled to welcome four graduating PhD students as part of our new Stanford Impact Labs Postdoctoral Fellowship Program: Malissa Alinor from the University of Georgia, Marbella Eboni Allen from Rice University, Max Hui Bai from the University of Minnesota, and Carlos Schmidt-Padilla from UC Berkeley. They are working with impact-focused research labs on campus to address racial and gender bias in the workplace, political polarization in the United States, and poverty and violence in Central America.
Stanford Impact Labs supports outstanding PhD students to build skills and community to support public impact careers. During the six-week summer program, they work to debunk the myth of “either/or”: either you can have meaningful community engagements and public impact or you can be a legitimate scholar. Partnerships Director Karina Kloos shares details of the 2021 fellowship.

We are excited to welcome our newest Impact Lab Design Fellows: eleven faculty members from across the university who are motivated to build new research-practice partnerships

Stanford Impact Labs is pleased to announce our third call for proposals for Impact Lab Start-Up Funding. These two-year, $250,000 per year, investments will be allocated on a competitive basis to new or existing teams that are working with external partners to put scientific insights to work for society.