Stanford Affiliates

A community of faculty, staff, and labs working to tackle social problems

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.


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Affiliate Network Goals:

  • 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 programming and resources relevant to their work, including resources offering guidance on administrative, legal, HR, and communications needs.


All members of our affiliate network share a belief in the power of research to fuel real-world impact. In particular, Stanford Impact Labs 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.


We regularly update affiliates on internal funding opportunities and Stanford Impact Labs-sponsored events. We may also invite affiliates to participate in our review processes.


To learn more or join our Affiliate Network, please email Ashima Tshering ( with the subject line "Affiliate Network: Application" or "Affiliate Network: Question". If you'd like to join the Affiliate Network, please send us your full name, Stanford affiliation, email address, and a brief description of your work.