This opportunity does not have a specified deadline.
The Responsible Investing Initiative was developed in the university's long-range planning process as part of the Presidential Initiatives on Mission & Values. The goals of the initiative, which is housed at Stanford Graduate School of Business, are to deepen research efforts and create a robust set of educational offerings for faculty and students across the university with interests at the dynamic intersection of social change, finance, philanthropy, and governance.
Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year until funds are expended.
Proposals will begin to be reviewed by the selection committee on October 15, 2021.
Applicants will generally be notified of results within 6 weeks.
Responsible investing is interpreted broadly to include issues related to corporate social responsibility, corporate purpose, sustainable finance, and environmental, social, and governance corporate policies and measures. It also covers shareholder activism, the effects of divestment and socially screened funds, board governance issues and shareholder voting, and impact investing.
Principal Investigators must be Stanford Academic Council or Medical Center Line Faculty.
Submit a narrative proposal, no longer than 4 pages and with font no smaller than 11 point, including:
description of expected audience for the research
brief explanation of projected timeline of research
an indication of your willingness to produce a one-paragraph description of the research for the initiative’s website
Also include an itemized budget and budget justification, each limited to one additional page.
Grant recipients are expected to work with their department/program financial administrator to process all logistics and transactions relating to the proposed research, and to ensure that all transactions and activities adhere to University policies.
Once funding is expended, grant recipients will submit a short final report to let us know how you and your department benefited from the grant, and what insights might be relevant to the university community. Applicants must describe how they plan to share what they have learned, materials developed, resources acquired, etc. with the Stanford community.
Maximum funding amount:
How can the funds be used?
For personnel (faculty, undergraduate or graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, research assistants or staff), data purchases, supplies, small equipment, travel, or seminar and symposia needs.
Faculty salary support is subject to the NIH salary cap.
Funding cannot be used to support general staff, administrative support, or tuition, nor for subawards to other institutions.