The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) relies on support from its friends, as well as from national and international foundations and corporations, for the funding of the Institute's research, teaching and outreach activities.
Supporting the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) offers a variety of giving opportunities for individuals, corporations, and government and nonprofit organizations. Support for research infrastructure, fellowships, or ongoing projects is welcomed. Shorenstein APARC also offers an active corporate affiliates program to companies interested in expanding their networks.
Giving Opportunities include:
- Gifts - personal or institutional - enabling the development of programs that fit with the Center's research agenda and donors' interests
- Endowments - term or permanent - designated for a specific project, or for general support of Center activities, including teaching and postdoctoral programs
- Grants for specific research
- Specialized conferences organized with outside sponsoring institutions on issues of mutual, Asia-related interest
- Memorial endowment: Michel Oksenberg Senior Fellowship in Contemporary Chinese Politics
- Endowment match: Shorenstein Northeast Asia forum
- Contemporary Korea, and Southeast Asia program
- Corporate Affiliates Program ($10,000-$40,000)
Supporting the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's generous support enabled FSI in September 2002 to launch its newest Center: the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL). The Institute seeks additional grants and gifts that will provide continuing support for CDDRL's evolving research and programmatic activities.
Giving Opportunities include support for:
- Innovative and practical research to assist developing countries and transitioning societies
- Specialized teaching, training, and outreach activities regarding democratization and the rule of law
- Greater responsibility and accountability in public and private decision-making.
For additional information, please contact:
Neil Penick, FSI Associate Director Development
Supporting the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research
The Center for Health Policy (CHP) and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) work together to carry out and coordinate innovative research on a wide range of comparative health care issues. CHP conducts multidisciplinary research on important public and private health policy issues; PCOR - part of Stanford University's School of Medicine - conducts research designed to improve clinical practice and public health.
Together, the Center for Health Policy and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (CHP/PCOR) sponsors seminars, lectures, and conferences in an effort to provide a forum for scholars, government officials, industry leaders, and health care practitioners to explore solutions to complex health care problems. CHP/PCOR builds on a legacy of achievement in health services research, health economics, and health policy at Stanford University.
Giving Opportunities include:
- Director's discretionary funds
- Center endowments and support of faculty positions
- Support for health care data resource
Supporting the Center for International Security and Cooperation
The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) offers a wide range of opportunities for individuals to support its research and programs. Many donors provide general support for the Center, while others choose to support specific research or programs based on their personal interests and philanthropic goals.
Giving opportunities include:
- Friend of the Center - unrestricted gifts vital to cover many of the Center's operating costs not funded by other sources
- Undergraduate Honors Program in international security studies - intended to build a cadre of leaders and citizens better prepared to handle complex international problems
- CISAC Fellowship Programs - training of the next generation of international security specialists
- Track-Two Diplomacy Projects - support of the Center's vital role in bringing disputing parties together for track-two dialogue
- Corporate Affiliates - meeting security challenges through cooperative efforts of business, government and academic research communities
Supporting the Center on Food Security and the Environment
The Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) addresses critical global issues of hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation by generating vital knowledge and innovative, policy-relevant solutions. The center is led by a team of interdisciplinary scholars committed to a focused research portfolio, teaching program, and direct science and policy advising on issues related to agricultural technology, rural development, food and nutrition security, climate change, food-energy linkages, and policy interventions. FSE offers a variety of giving opportunities and support is welcomed on many levels.
Giving opportunities include:
- Naming Endowment - A naming endowment for the Center on Food Security and the Environment would provide long-term stable funding for core research.
- Directorship - A named and endowed directorship could be used to fund a director or to provide expendable funds at the director's discretion to support FSE research.
- Senior Fellowships - Named and endowed Senior Fellowships enable FSE to recruit new faculty to add expertise and to extend FSE's research and teaching.
- Expendable Funding - Expendable funds cover conferences, postdoctoral scholarships (salary, benefits, and research support), and other research and programmatic innovation. These funds provide flexibility in supporting immediate priorities and enabling FSE to respond quickly and appropriately to compelling research questions.
FSE White Paper 2012 (2.4MB )
Supporting the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education
The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) brings FSI scholarship to elementary and secondary schools. In accomplishing this, the center develops multidisciplinary curriculum materials on international themes, and provides professional development seminars for public and private school teachers.
Financial support helps ensure that the Center continues its tradition of serving as a bridge between the Institute and K-14 schools. Gifts to SPICE fund specific curriculum projects and seminars for teachers as well as presentations at national and international conferences.