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Chemical Engineering Undergradate Summer Research Program

(Summer 2014)

Application Deadline: Monday, March 10, 2014 at 4:00 p.m..

The Chemical Engineering Summer Research Program is a 10-week program for current Stanford University undergraduate students. The purpose of the program is to provide students who have identified a specific research project the opportunity to work one-on-one within a research group.

Students will receive a $6,000 stipend that can be used to pay for the cost of housing, meals, supplies, and transportation. This is a 10-week, 40 hour per week program held June 16 – August 22, 2014 (exceptions may be arranged with research advisor).

Students interested in applying must write a proposal 1500 words or fewer (not counting references or figure captions):

  1. Who is the faculty with whom you plan to work over the summer, and who will serve as your immediate supervisor (e.g., will you work directly with a graduate student or postdoc)? Have you contacted this faculty, and have you identified a specific research project?
  2. Describe the precise goal of the project. What specific question will be answered, or what hypothesis will be tested? What themes do you want to explore? What is the potential broad impact of the project?
  3. How will this project benefit your future career goals?

Please also provide an unofficial transcript. We also ask that you have one (1) letter of reference (preferably from your host faculty) for this application.

Please send the proposal and transcript electronically to Pamela Dixon,, by 4 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 with the subject line “VPUE application – your last name.”

Please have your reference letter writer submit their letter directly to Pamela Dixon,, by 4 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 with the subject line “VPUE reference last-name” (note: last-name is your last name).

Announcement of awards will be made on Monday, March 24, 2014.