From Nobel Prize winners to undergraduates, all members of the Stanford community are engaged in the creation of knowledge.
The Research Enterprise
Stanford’s culture of collaboration drives innovative discoveries in areas vital to our world, our health, and our intellectual life.
At the intersection of disciplines is where new ideas emerge and innovative research happens.
Institutes, Labs, & Centers
Eighteen independent labs, centers, and institutes engage faculty and students from across the university.
Independent Laboratories, Centers and Institutes
Other research centers & labs
Academic departments sponsor numerous other research centers and labs.
Where Research Happens
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
SLAC is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory operated by Stanford, conducting research in chemistry, materials and energy sciences, bioscience, fusion energy science, high-energy physics, cosmology and other fields.
The Hoover Institution, devoted to the study of domestic and international affairs, was founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, a member of Stanford’s pioneer class of 1895 and the 31st U.S. president.
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Working toward a future in which societies meet people’s needs for water, food and health while protecting and nurturing the planet.
Stanford Humanities Center
Advancing research into the historical, philosophical, literary, artistic, and cultural dimensions of the human experience.
Biomedical and life science researchers, clinicians, engineers, physicists and computational scientists come together to unlock the secrets of the human body.
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI)
Understanding problems, policies and processes that cross borders and affect lives around the world.
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford is home to more than 20 individual libraries, each with a world-class collection of books, journals, films, maps and databases.
SearchWorks is Stanford University Libraries’ official online search tool providing metadata about the 8 million+ resources in our physical and online collections.
Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) connects undergraduates with faculty to conduct research, advanced scholarship and creative projects.
The Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, provides comprehensive information about the research enterprise at Stanford.
Find A Researcher
Search and read profiles of Stanford faculty, staff, students and postdocs. Find researchers with whom you would like to collaborate.