Faculty visits (short term; 1-2 days in D.C.)

Purpose: To assist faculty who wish to connect with policy- and decision-makers in D.C. to inform them about new research findings, provide expert advice on a pressing policy matter, or build and establish important stakeholder networks. 

Available Resources: Funding for travel assistance; assistance organizing meetings and small briefings with key policymakers and stakeholders.

How to Apply: Visits are available throughout the academic year. Interested faculty members should contact Lea Rosenbohm at lrosenbohm@stanford.edu.

Seminars or Uncommon Dialogues

Purpose: To enable faculty to organize and host conferences in D.C. on policy-relevant environmental topics that will benefit from discussion and debate among researchers and policy experts.

Available Resources: Travel and conference expenses covered for Woods scholars and participants (on as-needed basis); assistance in all aspects of conference organization, including identifying and inviting participants, preparing agenda and other conference materials, securing location, etc.

Requirement: The topic of the Uncommon Dialogue must have the potential to produce solutions to a major global environmental challenge and must address an issue within the Woods core focal area or a cross-cutting issues relevant to one or more Woods priorities;

How to Apply: Applications for fall 2016 conferences are due by May 31, 2016; applications for winter or spring 2017 conferences are due by Oct. 31, 2016. Selections will be made on a competitive basis. See application for further details.

NEW!!! – Policy Fellowship (1 week visit)

Purpose: To allow faculty to further their research and outreach through one-week visits to D.C. A fellowship could be undertaken to: disseminate new research results or findings from a new paper; help formulate a new research project and develop a network of scholars and policymakers interested in collaboration; work with D.C. policy makers and experts on a current research project; or develop a network of policymakers and government funders who are supportive of a broader, longer-term research program.

Available Resources: Fellowships cover all travel, hotel and meal expenses; office space provided at the Stanford Woods Institute offices with Resources for the Future; assistance organizing meetings and small briefings with key stakeholders, including roundtable discussion with RFF Senior Fellows; honorarium of $2,000.

Requirement: The Fellowship must address an issue within a Woods core focal area or a cross-cutting issue relevant to one or more Woods’ priorities.

How to Apply: Applications for fall 2016 fellowships are due by May 31, 2016; applications for winter or spring 2017 fellowships are due by Oct. 31, 2016. Selections will be made on a competitive basis.

All activities conducted during these policy engagement opportunities and programs are subject to and in compliance with Stanford University policy, as set forth in Administrative Guide Memo 1.5.1 (https://adminguide.stanford.edu/chapter-1/subchapter-5/policy-1-5-1) and Dean of Research Memorandum titled Federal Lobbying Guidelines for Stanford Faculty and Staff (https://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-administration/major-topics/federal-lobbying-guidelines-stanford-faculty-and-staff).