Stanford has two opportunities for undergraduate students to do summer research in physics and astronomy. Both programs aim to increase research opportunities for students that are underrepresented in physics. We are especially interested in hosting students of color and students who are the first in their families to attend college; we also encourage women and non-binary students and any other students who come from underrepresented groups or underresourced backgrounds to apply.
Research opportunities include topics in Astrophysics & Cosmology, AMO Physics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, and Particle Physics. Students will work for 8 weeks in the summer with a Stanford research group. In addition to research within a group, students will participate in weekly meetings focused on reseach skills, applying to graduate school, and exposure to cutting edge topics in physics. At the end of the summer program, students will present their work at a research fair attended by faculty and students.
In 2019, the research program runs from Sunday, June 23rd to Saturday, August 17th (8 weeks). Participants must be available during the entire 8-week period of the program.
Selected students will receive a $3000 stipend for the full 8 weeks. Students will be housed on the Stanford University campus together with other summer research students. All housing costs, as well as a Stanford meal plan for eight weeks, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner (worth more than $4400) will be provided. Students will be reimbursed for travel from home or their home campus to Stanford. Additional benefits include access to Stanford’s libraries and athletic facilities and a paid seven-week GRE Preparation course.
We have two opportunities for students to apply: the CAMPARE program, and the Leadership Alliance Summer Research - Early Identification Program (SR-EIP). The 2019 deadline for both programs was February 1, 2019.
Students at participating Cal State campuses and California community colleges may apply through CAMPARE. We welcome students from these institutions to apply regardless of immigration or citizenship status.
Leadership Alliance SR-EIP
Rising juniors and seniors at any US institution who are US citizens and permanent residents may apply through the SR-EIP, if in good academic standing with a committed interest to pursue graduate study.
The department is interested in understanding and mitigating barriers to access to all of our programs, including barriers based on citizenship status, accessibility, or financial or logistical challenges. If you are interested in our summer research internships but are not currently eligible, or if there are barriers that limit your ability to apply given our current procedures, we would appreciate hearing from you. Please fill out this brief form to send us this info.