SSRP-AMGEN Scholars Program

UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19 (updated 4/7/20):

As we are navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic, health and safety of all SSRP scholars is our upmost priority. As advised by the Provost regarding residential summer research programs, SSRP will not host a residential component for 2020. We are exploring the possibility of offering SSRP as a remote research program, and continue to brainstorm this opportunity as we await further information from Stanford University. All updates and pertinent information will be communicated directly to admitted scholars from the SSRP Director.

For more information about Stanford University’s response to COVID-19, please visit


The SSRP-Amgen Scholars Program is a fully-funded research-intensive residential program that takes place on Stanford’s beautiful campus for a nine-week period. Participants are matched with a member of Stanford’s distinguished faculty and work in one of our state-of-the-art research facilities. Each participant works with both a faculty member and a lab mentor to craft a research project. The lab environment provides challenging projects and involves a broad range of research techniques that are feasible within the nine-week period. The program culminates with a research symposium, where students present individual talks and posters on their summer projects in front of their peers, faculty, lab mentors, University administrators, and general public.

In addition to research, our program also provides:

  • GRE Test Preparation Course
  • Professional development workshops
  • Expansion of students’ knowledge in various scientific fields through faculty lectures and journal clubs
  • Guidance in the process of applying to PhD programs
  • Personalized assistance with graduate school personal statements, CV’s, and presentation skills
  • Summer housing, meals, and travel to and from Stanford
  • $3,600 stipend
  • Social outings to local destinations, such as the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and San Francisco

This program is intended for students pursuing PhD programs.

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