Stanford University Summer Research Programs
The Stanford Summer Research Program in Biomedical Sciences (SSRP)
The Stanford Summer Research Program in Biomedical Sciences is a fully-funded, eight-week, residential internship program. It offers undergraduates from across the country who want to prepare for and enter PhD programs in the biomedical sciences a unique opportunity for advanced research experience within a world-class university. This internship program combines a rigorous research opportunity with comprehensive mentoring. Application deadline: February 1.
The Amgen Scholars Program provides undergraduate students interested in a PhD or MD/PhD with an opportunity to engage in a fully-funded, hands-on research experience at some of the nation’s leading educational institutions for eight to twelve weeks during the summer. Stanford is one of ten Amgen Scholars Program universities offering such opportunities.
Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Sciences/ The Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative (SREIP)
The Leadership Alliance-Stanford University SR-EIP for underrepresented and underserved students is a fully funded residential research program offering undergraduates the opportunity to work for eight weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor in the arts & humanities or social sciences. Application deadline: February 1.
Stanford/CCNY Summer Research Program in the Humanities
The Stanford/CCNY Summer Program, available only to CCNY students, is designed for students considering graduate school, and specifically doctoral research, in one of the Humanities disciplines. This program is not intended for those who are pursuing visual or performing arts.
Natural Sciences and Engineering
The Leadership Alliance-Stanford University SR-EIP for underrepresented and underserved students is a fully funded residential research program offering undergraduates the opportunity to work for eight weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor in the arts & humanities, social sciences, math, physics, statistics, earth sciences, or engineering. Application deadline: February 1.
Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE)
SURGE is a fully funded eight-week, comprehensive research, training and mentoring summer residential program for rising junior and senior undergraduates. Research areas include the Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences. SURGE focuses on preparing students for graduate school and targets US or international citizens enrolled in US undergraduate institutions, who, by reason of their culture, class, race, ethnicity, background, or life experiences, would add diversity to the field. Application deadline: January 23.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship is a fully funded, eight-week summer residential program that provides undergraduate students with an immersive research experience at Stanford Engineering. SURF provides students with a stipend, robust curricula for graduate school preparation including a GRE study course, excursions around the Bay Area, community-building activities, participation in a research poster symposium, and a strong mentorship component. Application deadline: February 1.
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) Undergraduate Internships
This program offers twenty students an eight-week paid internship at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in Menlo Park, California. Students work with a scientist or engineer on a project related to the laboratory's research program. Students also participate in a program of scientific lectures and tours of the local Silicon Valley high-tech industry. Free housing on Stanford's campus, transportation, and a stipend are offered to selected students.
Other Exciting Research Opportunities
Besides Stanford's undergraduate research programs, there are many other opportunities you can consider.