Stanford PACS is a research center for students, scholars and practitioners to explore and share ideas that create social change. Its primary participants are Stanford faculty, visiting scholars, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and nonprofit and foundation practitioners.
As publisher of Stanford Social Innovation Review, Stanford PACS informs policy and social innovation, philanthropic investment and nonprofit practice. SSIR is shared intellectual space where scholars and practitioners publish inter-disciplinary and cross sector research and ideas to advance social change. The journal is complemented by a website, blog, conferences, webinars and podcasts.
Stanford PACS has relationships with five Schools (Humanities & Sciences, Engineering, Education, Business, and Law) and twenty departments, and we leverage the intellectual assets of a diverse, world-class faculty across the University. This provides a unique platform to share our work with the nonprofit and for profit community in Silicon Valley and globally.
Stanford PACS offers postdoctoral fellowships, PhD fellowships and financial support for undergraduates completing honors thesis work. Additionally, Stanford PACS sponsors a monthly public speaker series and other symposia and salons that include speakers who are well known academic, foundation or nonprofit leaders.