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Supporting FSI Stanford: Giving Priorities

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) relies on support from its friends, as well as from national and international foundations and corporations, for the funding of the Institute's research, teaching and outreach activities.


Director's Discretionary Fund – Support for visiting scholars and lecturers, conferences, and seminars.


Director's Innovation Fund – Seed funding of new programs; innovative interdisciplinary work linking FSI and schools across Stanford University.


FSI Outreach Program – Enhancement of FSI communications capacity, reaching more and broader audiences, and raising the Institute's public profile.


Center on Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law – Expendable and term endowment support for FSI's newest center, CDDRL.


Initiative on Distance Learning (IDL) – Term support to bridge expansion to ten Russian universities while permanent revenue-generating mechanism is sought.


Research Opportunities – Support for research projects by faculty and students


Graduate Fellowships and Training, Mentored Undergraduate Research


General Support for FSI Stanford - Annual gifts of $25 and up can be made online to support FSI Stanford. These gifts provide unrestricted support for crucial programs and secure the institute's ability to respond quickly and appropriately to research proposals addressing emerging environmental, economic, and security threats around the world.

Neil Penick
Associate Director for Development
100 Encina Hall
Stanford University
Stanford CA 94305-6055
Phone: (650) 723-8681
Fax: (650) 723-7543
email: npenick at

Gifts to FSI are tax-deductible under applicable rules. The Institute is part of Stanford University's tax exempt status as a Section 501 (c ) (3) public charity.

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