Scholars in Service

The Scholars in Service program supports faculty to work for up to a year 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 on topics like health equity, education policy, and programs designed to increase people’s economic opportunity.  

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 Department of Defense, New Jersey 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.

Apply now: 2022 Scholars in Service

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the third annual Scholars in Service program from Stanford Impact Labs and the Haas Center for Public Service. The Scholars in Service program supports faculty to work within public sector agencies and nonprofit organizations for one to four academic quarters. This opportunity is intended to complement and extend existing leave and sabbatical opportunities at Stanford. Placements are designed to support in-depth, hands-on learning about a social problem and existing approaches to address it, with the potential to help generate new research insights and/or research applications. This call for applications is for placements envisioned between June 2022 and September 2023. Applications are due January 14, 2022.

2021 Scholars in Service