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Joining the Corporate Affiliates Program

Funds derived from the Corporate Affiliates Program help defray the direct and indirect costs of operating Shorenstein APARC and develop new projects not yet supported by special grants or contracts. The fees also support distinguished visitors and scholars from Asia and underwrite publications and outreach activities. While corporate contributions are not tied to specific activities, every effort is made to develop programs of mutual interest.

This additional funding provides basic support for all activities and research projects at Shorenstein APARC and covers basic research and administrative expenses of the affiliate representative at Stanford. Travel to and from Stanford and all other living expenses, including health insurance coverage and tuition for English classes, are covered separately by the member company.

The current annual costs for the program to send one Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow are as follows:

USD $40,000 (non-profit organizations)
USD $50,000 (for-profit organizations)

Shorenstein APARC is a research institute within the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford. While the many visiting scholars and fellows in residence at the Center attend classes of their choice, there is no formal program that leads to an academic degree. Visiting fellows are therefore not enrolled in a degree-granting program within the university.

Space to accommodate fellows is limited. Nominees whose research interests coincide with those of the Center are preferred; however, member companies usually select their candidates. In order to derive maximum benefit from Stanford classes, seminars, and other Program activities, candidates should have strong conversational and written English skills.

Nominations from affiliated companies are requested by February for residence beginning in June.

Shorenstein APARC adheres to Stanford University's policies governing industrial affiliate programs.

For more information on joining the Corporate Affiliates Program, please contact the Manager of Corporate Relations, Denise Masumoto


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