Scholars in Service

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In the drive to create equitable, measurable, and effective solutions to pressing challenges, governments and scholars need to work together as never before. How might you be of service? Join Stanford Impact Labs and the Haas Center for Public Service to hear from Stanford faculty members Jim FearonGopi Shah Goda, and Ira Lit on lessons from a year in Washington, D.C. embedded in the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. federal government.

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting expressions of interest for the Scholars in Service program for placements in summer 2023 and beyond. An expression of interest is truly that - an opportunity to express an interest in the program, regardless of whether this interest is accompanied by an already-planned vision. Learn more and submit an expression of interest here.


The Scholars in Service program supports Stanford faculty to work within government and nonprofit organizations on a particular social problem. The program, run jointly by Stanford Impact Labs and the Haas Center for Public Service, provides financial and professional support so faculty can exchange ideas and learn with practitioners to generate new research insights and practical applications regarding pressing social problems.  

Previous Scholars in Service have worked in federal and state government agencies and with local community organizations including: the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Senator Cory Booker’s office, the Louisiana Department of Public Health, the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative, Arogya World, the RMP Foundation, and Cultiva la Salud and the Dolores Huerta Foundation in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

Learn more:

James Fearon Joins Scholars in Service, Will Work at Defense Department

Scholars in Service Advance Solutions to Social Issues (Stanford Today)

Overcoming Racial Disparities in California Neonatal Intensive Care Units