SCPKU Programs


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The Center paves the way for Stanford faculty and students – especially those new to China – to conduct research abroad. SCPKU provides a productive working environment similar to that on the Stanford campus, and serves as a home base for field research elsewhere in China. Our English-speaking staff is available to assist with key logistical needs and to ensure that the SCPKU experience is productive and enjoyable, even for those who don't speak Chinese. The proximity of Chinese scholars at Peking University, nearby Tsinghua and Renmin universities, and many other research units in Beijing and adjacent locations provides new opportunities for convenient academic discovery and collaboration.

Scholars can expect modern offices with access to standard amenities, internet access, fax and copy machines, and mailboxes, as well as spacious meeting rooms and conference facilities.  For meals, visitors can choose from a wide selection of eateries on the Peking University campus, off-campus just across the street, and at nearby hotels.


SCPKU Fellowships

The Team Innovation Faculty Fellowship Program offers team-based fellowships to Stanford faculty to spark creative, multi-disciplinary approaches to research in China focused on topics of key interest to Stanford, the U.S. and China. This program is open to all fields, disciplines, and schools.  No familiarity with China is required. A key goal of the program is to provide seed funding to promote innovative multi-disciplinary collaborations within the Stanford faculty and student community on projects that will lead to long-term research programs in China that will have clear and measurable impact. Awardees are expected to spend the bulk of their fellowship period in Beijing and maximize their time at SCPKU.  A list of our past Team Innovation faculty fellows can be found here

The Faculty Fellowship Program supports Stanford faculty to spend up to three months in residency at SCPKU. This program is open to all fields, disciplines, and schools, and targets faculty engaged in research in China, or who want to explore new opportunities or collaborations. A key goal of the program is to foster global awareness and provide opportunities that may lead to new, long-term research programs and collaborations, regardless of field of specialization.Awardees are expected to spend the bulk of their fellowship period in Beijing and maximize their time at SCPKU.  A list of our past faculty fellows can be found here.

The Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program supports doctoral student research while at SCPKU.  Doctoral students engaged in research in China who already have funding from other sources can apply for SCPKU office space; those needing funding can also apply for a limited number of fellowships to support research activities and SCPKU office space.  The program is open to doctoral students in all fields, disciplines, and schools. Awardees are expected to spend the bulk of their fellowship period in Beijing and maximize their time at SCPKU.  A list of our pre-doctoral fellows can be found here.

SCPKU Graduate Seminar Program

The Graduate Seminar Program offers special opportunities to Stanford faculty from any school or discipline to design and teach a unique three-week graduate seminar in China.  No China expertise is required but faculty should leverage the opportunity to be in China to enrich the course.  Faculty will select the Stanford graduate students and have the option to invite Chinese university students to join the seminar.

Current SCPKU Seminar Schedule.

Stanford-PKU Collaborations 

The Center is creating new programs aimed at enhancing relationships with PKU faculty and students. The Center will host joint conferences and workshops on topics of mutual interest to Chinese and U.S. scholars and plans to provide live-streaming of relevant Stanford events.

More programs are being developed and details will be provided here as they become available.

Establishing a Program at SCPKU

Stanford faculty doing work in or on China are encouraged to contact Leigh Wang to learn about the range of opportunities for establishing an ongoing presence or holding periodic events at SCPKU.

Other Stanford Funding Opportunities

Stanford's Office of International Affairs (OIA) provides Faculty Seed Grants to support faculty in establishing new relationships with researchers outside the United States in order to broaden and deepen the scope of international research at Stanford. Also see general international seed funding opportunities for Stanford faculty


Anchor Programs

Past and present anchor programs at SCPKU operated by Stanford units:

Asian Liver Center

The Asian Liver Center at Stanford University is the first non-profit organization in the United States that addresses the high incidence of hepatitis B and liver cancer in Asians and Asian Americans. Founded in 1996, the center uses a three-pronged approach towards fighting hepatitis B through outreach and education, advocacy, and research.

Graduate School of Business

The mission of the Graduate School of Business is to create ideas that deepen and advance our understanding of management and harness those ideas to develop innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who will change the world.

Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) is a unique Stanford University institution focused on the interdisciplinary study of contemporary Asia. 

Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society is a research center for students, scholars, and practitioners to explore and share ideas that creat social change.

Stanford China Program

The Stanford China Program (SCP) was formally established in January 2007. An integral component of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC), SCP facilitates multidisciplinary, social science-oriented research on contemporary China, with a dual emphasis on basic and policy-relevant research. The program recognizes the singular importance of training new generations of Stanford students for broader and deeper interactions with China. SCP involves students in research projects and workshops, both at Shorenstein APARC and in nascent programs within China.

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

The International Medical Services (IMS) program is committed to providing international patients and their families with the highest quality medical care and support services to ensure a pleasant experience at Stanford Hospital and Clinics.



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