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The Woods Institute facilitates collaboration and engagement across disciplines and sectors, fostering connections and networks that lead from discoveries to solutions. By joining with Woods, Stanford researchers form new collaborations on campus and connect with experts in the public, non-profit and corporate sectors to guide and support leaders around the world in making informed decisions for a sustainable future.

We offer a number of pathways to connect with Stanford's environmental research community as affiliate scholars and fellows and partners, by organizing or attending workshops and dialogues, through leadership programs and more. Read on to learn more about joining us.

Affiliate with Us

Stanford faculty are the foundation of our interdisciplinary research community. The institute's 83 faculty fellows and 186 affiliated faculty represent all seven schools on campus. We create opportunities for these scholars – as well as their students, postdoctoral scholars and research staff – to meet, exchange ideas and collaborate in an innovative and supportive atmosphere.                                                                                                                        

Advance Policy

Woods staff and researchers work in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento to inform and advance decisions based on Stanford's pioneering research on the environment and sustainability. We connect research to action, informing development of policy and management practices and convening top scholars, experts and leaders on key sustainability issues to help find workable solutions. 

Inform Solutions

Knowledge leads to solutions when scholars join forces with members of affected communities to inform decision-makers. The Woods Institute facilitates that evolution by forging relationships and fostering dialogue between cross-sector experts, practitioners, resource managers, and community members who can best inform those who make and implement decisions affecting the environment.