We're starting to post projects for 2014. We'll be updating this page frequently with additional project descriptions in December and early January.
The School of Earth Sciences will be offering approximately 25 Stanford students stipends of up to $6000 to conduct research over the summer of 2014. Funding priority goes to current and prospective students in any of the departments and programs within the School of Earth Sciences who have not yet received departmental funding. We are primarily interested in funding freshmen and sophomores, though juniors and seniors in their first research experience will be considered. Students who wish to conduct Honors research should apply for a Major Grant directly from Undergraduate Advising and Research.
Students may apply to work with any faculty member in the School of Earth Sciences, which includes the departments of Energy Resources Engineering, Environmental Earth System Science, Geophysics, and Geological and Environmental Sciences. Faculty in the Earth Systems Program who have an appointment in the School of Earth Sciences are also eligible to serve as advisors. You can browse through Potential Projects, or browse all faculty and their research interests. If you are interested in working with someone you see there, you can contact him or her directly.
In order to apply, you will submit a project proposal and fill out an application form. The application form, viewable here, requires you to respond to six questions related to your proposed research. The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm on Friday, February 28, 2014. You will develop the project proposal with a faculty member (and likely a graduate student as well) who will act as your advisor(s). Your proposed faculty research advisor must approve your application: once you submit it online, he or she will receive an email notification asking for approval. Apply now.
Your proposal should not exceed 5 pages total, and must include:
Reviewing the examples of past successful proposals, provided below, may prove useful for helping you think about how to construct your own proposal.
Proposals are due by 5:00 pm, Friday, February 28. You and your advisor will be notified of funding prior to spring break.
Students who participate in the 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Program are required to: