Click here to view a list of projects proposed by faculty in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences looking for summer undergraduate researchers. Remember, you are NOT limited to only the posted projects. We encourage you to reach out directly to faculty if you are interested in their research.
The School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences will be offering approximately 24 Stanford students stipends of up to $7,000 to conduct research over the summer of 2018. Funding priority goes to current and prospective students in any of the departments and programs within the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental 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. Co-terms are unlikely to get funded. 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, Energy & Environmental Sciences, which includes the departments of Energy Resources Engineering, Earth System Science, Geophysics, and Geological Sciences. Faculty in the Earth Systems Program who have an appointment in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental 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 fill out the online application form (look for the link on the right side menu above). The form will ask you some basic questions, and prompt you to upload your project proposal. The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm on Friday, February 23, 2018. You will develop the project proposal with a faculty member (and likely a graduate student or post doc as well) who will act as your advisor(s). Your proposed faculty research advisor must approve your application: once you submit it online, s/he will receive an email notification asking for approval.
The first page of the proposal must use this template for the Front Page of the SESUR Proposal.docx. You must upload the pdf proposal file with the naming convention of yourlastname-facultylastname-SESUR-2018.pdf
Jenny is holding office hours to help with the proposal writing. In the Undergraduate Lounge in Geocorner room 114 (Building 320-Braun). Stop by with any questions about SESUR. OR call or email Jenny!
Your proposal should not exceed 6 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. The budget should reflect the payment of $700 per week (old rate was $650 per week).
Proposals are due by 5:00 pm, Friday, February 23, 2018 . You and your advisor will be notified of funding prior to spring break.
Students who participate in the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Program are required to:
For additional information, please contact Jenny Saltzman.