Small Grants

Small Grants Program for Student Research


Next Deadline: Spring Quarter Round, May 8, 2015



The PACS Center supports student research by awarding funding to current Stanford students on a quarterly basis.


The small grants program will award grants from $500 to $2,500 to undergraduate and graduate Stanford students who are pursuing research in philanthropy or civil society.  Eligible grant expenses could include database purchase, travel expenses, conference fees, telephone costs or other reimbursable expenses related to data collection and analysis. Typical projects include funding for undergraduate honors theses, master's students capstone projects and doctoral student research.

Application Requirements

Complete applications will include the following:

  1. A curriculum vitae.
  2. A one-to-two page proposal describing your research topic and process.
  3. An itemized budget that explains what the funds would support.
  4. A letter of recommendation from your project advisor.


The deadline for submitting Spring Quarter proposals is May 8, 2015 by 5:00pm.

Submit proposals and additional required components to:


If you have questions please contact Sam Spiewak, Program Manager at