Stanford University

Via The Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University


For a strategic plan to increase the impact of the John S. Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists

This one-time grant will determine how this longtime fellowship program can change to reflect the news industry’s digital transformation. Fellowships will be completed by spring 2008. It is expected that the fellowships will be restructured with an increased emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.

The fellowships will explore requiring action plans from program applicants, as well as ways to collaborate with the Knight Digital Media Center at U.C. Berkeley and University of Southern California, News University, the Knight Citizen News Network, J-Lab and other Knight digital media grantees and the International Center for Journalists, which recently restructured the Knight International Journalism Fellowships.

Project Team

The Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University

Stanford University is a trust with corporate powers under the laws of the State of California. The university is a tax-exempt entity under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Under the provisions of the Founding Grant, the Board of Trustees (with a maximum membership of 38) is custodian of the endowment and all the properties of Stanford University. The board administers the invested funds, sets the annual budget and determines policies for operation and control of the university. Among the powers given to the trustees by the Founding Grant is the power to appoint a president. The board delegates broad authority to the president to operate the university and to the faculty on certain academic matters. The formal legal name is “The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University.”

The Stanford Hospital and Clinics and the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford are nonprofit California corporations. They are separate from the university and from one another.


Stanford University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.