The Stanford Summer Research Program is an umbrella program that hosts students who are funded through various sources, including the Amgen Scholars Program, the Stanford Genetics Department, and the Stanford Medicine Dean's Office. All applicants will apply via the same online application. Admitted applicants will be notified of their funding source in the admission letter they receive. Eligibility requirements for each funding source is listed below.
All admitted scholars will fully participate in the Stanford Summer Research Program, and are excpected to meet all program requirements, regardless of their funding source.
Amgen Scholars Program Eligibility:
Genetics Department Funding Eligibility:
Stanford Medicine Dean's Office Funding Eligibility:
The Stanford Summer Research Program especially encourages applications from African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, students who come from low income families, those who are first generation college students, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field.
High school students are ineligible for SSRP; to see a list of summer programs at Stanford for high school students, click here.
Students interested in summer internships at Stanford in the social sciences, humanities, and engineering may want to explore opportunities offered by the Leadership Alliance. Please click here for more information.
Students who have already completed their undergraduate work are ineligible for the SSRP. To obtain a summer internship at Stanford, we advise you to contact faculty with whom you may be interested in working. Many faculty hire students to help in their laboratories over the summer. You are welcome to explore our faculty research directory and our Biosciences Brochure.
Please also visit our FAQ section for additional information regarding eligibility.
Online applications to the Stanford Summer Research Program will be accepted from November 1st until the application deadline of February 2nd.
A completed online application includes the following documents that you will upload to the application:
All documents must be included in the online application for an application to be considered complete. Students will be notified about the status of their applications in March.
With over two hundred faculty in the basic sciences, Stanford offers a very wide range of research opportunities. To help place students in labs that best match their interest, students are asked to list their top research area interests in the online application.
We strongly encourage applicants to review the research being conducted at Stanford by exploring our department webpages.