Design Fellowship

A 10-month fellowship for faculty to conceptualize a project that leverages their research skills and scholarship to tackle a specific social problem.

The Stanford Impact Labs Design Fellowship (SILDF) is a 10-month fellowship for faculty from across all of Stanford’s seven schools. Every year, SIL supports a cohort of up to ten faculty to conceptualize a project that leverages their research skills and scholarship to tackle a specific social problem. The fellowship includes monthly cohort workshops, one-on-one mentoring from SIL’s professional staff, and a $50,000 grant.

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“This fellowship enabled us to take a step back and critically evaluate what we believe are likely to be actually effective solutions to the social problems we care about.”

The program is designed for any Stanford faculty member who wants to establish or expand an area of impact-focused research in partnership with external collaborators. We support design fellows to engage deeply with community, public sector, and policy organizations; identify how their research can best support efforts to address a social problem; and co-design policy or programmatic solutions that are relevant, effective, and sustainable.

Through cohort sessions and one-on-one mentoring, we provide technical support and guidance on how to co-create and implement projects in partnership with external organizations; how to think about the pathway from research to impact at scale; and how to build a team able to support the practical realities of partnership and impact-oriented research projects.

To learn more, please contact Sarah Hopwood at shopwood@stanford.edu.

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Geoffrey Cohen

2023-2024 Design Fellow

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Maria Juarez-Reyes

2023-2024 Design Fellow

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Amanda Kennard

2023-2024 Design Fellow

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Susanna Loeb

2023-2024 Design Fellow

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Patricia Rodriguez Espinosa

2023-2024 Design Fellow

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Krish Seetah

2023-2024 Design Fellow

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Guillermo Solano-Flores

2023-2024 Design Fellow

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Shoshana Vasserman

2023-2024 Design Fellow

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Jane Willenbring

2023-2024 Design Fellow

Nicole Ardoin
Nicole Ardoin

2022-2023 Design Fellow

Rania Awaad
Rania Awaad

2022-2023 Design Fellow; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry , Stanford School of Medicine

Adam Bonica
Adam Bonica

2022-2023 Design Fellow

Arun Gautham Chandrasekhar
Arun Gautham Chandrasekhar

2022-2023 Design Fellow

Allison Okamura
Allison Okamura

2022-2023 Design Fellow

Eujin Park
Eujin Park

2022-2023 Design Fellow

Shima Salehi
Shima Salehi

2022-2023 Design Fellow

Mitchell Stevens
Mitchell Stevens

2022-2023 Design Fellow

Elliott White Jr.
Elliott White Jr.

2022-2023 Design Fellow

Claudia Allende
Claudia Allende

2021-2022 Design Fellow

Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert
Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert

2021-2022 Design Fellow

Saad Gulzar
Saad Gulzar

2021-2022 Design Fellow

Ryan Matlow
Ryan Matlow

2021-2022 Design Fellow; Clinical Associate Professor , Stanford School of Medicine

Ana Raquel Minian
Ana Raquel Minian

2021-2022 Design Fellow

Melanie Morten
Melanie Morten

Faculty Advisory Board; 2021-2022 Design Fellow; Associate Professor, Economics

Petra Persson
Petra Persson

2021-2022 Design Fellow

Soledad Prillaman
Soledad Artiz Prillaman

2021-2022 Design Fellow

Farzana Saleem
Farzana Saleem

2021-2022 Design Fellow

Rebecca Silverman
Rebecca Silverman

2021-2022 Design Fellow

N. Ewen Wang
N. Ewen Wang

2021-2022 Design Fellow; Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics , Stanford School of Medicine

Sarah Billington
Sarah Billington

2020-2021 Design Fellow

Sarah Fletcher
Sarah Fletcher

Faculty Advisory Board; 2020-2021 Design Fellow; Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Tomás Jiménez
Tomás Jiménez

Faculty Advisory Board; 2020-2021 Design Fellow; Professor, Sociology

Ramesh Johari
Ramesh Johari

2020-2021 Design Fellow

Anne Joseph O'Connell
Anne Joseph O'Connell

2020-2021 Design Fellow

Brad Larsen
Brad Larsen

2020-2021 Design Fellow

Irene Lo
Irene Lo

2020-2021 Design Fellow, Assistant Professor of Management Science and Engineering

Alvin Pearman
Francis Pearman

2020-2021 Design Fellow

Sara Singer
Sara Singer

2020-2021 Design Fellow

Mike Baiocchi
Mike Baiocchi

2019-2020 Design Fellow

Lisa Blaydes
Lisa Blaydes

2019-2020 Design Fellow

Janet Carlson
Janet Carlson

2019-2020 Design Fellow

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Antero Garcia

Faculty Advisory Board; 2019-2020 Design Fellow; Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education; Principal Investigator , Stanford History Education Group

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Lisa Goldman Rosas

2019-2020 Design Fellow; Principal Investigator , Food for Health Equity Lab

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Jeff Hancock

2019-2020 Design Fellow; Professor of Communication; Principal Investigator , Empowering Diverse Digital Citizens Lab

Jackie Hwang
Jackie Hwang

2019-2020 Design Fellow

Steven O. Roberts
Steven O. Roberts

2019-2020 Design Fellow

Ken Scheve
Ken Scheve

2019-2020 Design Fellow