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Geballe Research Workshops

Now accepting applications for 2017-18 workshops

To apply: DOWNLOAD APPLICATION. After completing, email to

Deadline: April 5, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: There may only be one graduate student coordinator per workshop, who can coordinate for all three academic quarters. Total funding award will be $9,000 for the academic year (September -€“ June) 2017-2018.

New workshop proposals: we are willing to examine one draft of your proposal in order to advise that your efforts are in line with renewing and returning workshop applications. For more information, please contact the workshops coordinator, Kent Safford, at


The Theodore and Frances Geballe Research Workshops bring together Stanford faculty, advanced graduate students, and visiting scholars to present research and explore topics of common intellectual concern. Workshops meet at least three times a quarter during the academic year. Many workshop meetings, particularly those organized as lectures, conferences, or symposia, are open to the public.

The Geballe Research Workshops provide a space:

  • to advance and develop emerging research agendas
  • to explore ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries
  • for advanced graduate students to share an intellectual enterprise with faculty
  • to assist graduate students in developing essential professional skills to make the transition from student to colleague

The program offers Stanford faculty and students and scholars from other institutions a unique kind of engagement. They meet outside traditional departmental boundaries and in truly interdisciplinary collaborations to explore research topics that they themselves determine. The program thus supports faculty in their efforts to investigate and construct new areas of research in a time of shifting disciplinary boundaries, while encouraging graduate students to participate in ongoing scholarly dialogues.