VPUE Summer Grants

The Department of Developmental Biology has a limited amount of funding from the VPUE Summer Undergraduate Research Program to support 10-week research projects in Summer 2019.  The funds provide a full stipend for the summer quarter.


Eligibility and Requirements

The program is open to current Stanford undergraduates who are enrolled in studies for both Spring 2019 and Fall 2019. Grantees may not receive any credits or other funding for the research project, may not enroll in more than 5 units of summer coursework, and may not work more 10 hours per week outside of the project. Additionally, the grant may not be used to support an honor’s thesis project.

There will be three meetings in the 1st, 4th and 10th weeks of summer quarter.  You and your mentor are expected to attend all three meetings, and will you be required to present a project update at the midterm meeting and give a final presentation at the last meeting.


How to Apply

Please identify and contact a Developmental Biology faculty member who would be willing to supervise a summer research project.  You are encouraged to learn more about the faculty’s research interests on their lab pages before contacting them.

Once a faculty PI has agreed to sponsor your project, please have the PI (or lab mentor with the PI’s approval) submit the following information to Dr. Alistair Boettiger by Monday, April 1, 2019

  1. Name of student

  2. Contact info

  3. Year of study (e.g. Freshman, Sophomore)

  4. Major

  5. Student’s CV

  6. Brief summary of project (may also include prior work by the student in the lab)

  7. Name of lab member supervising daily activities 

  8. Please confirm both a mentor and the VPUE grantee will attend the following meetings: first, fourth and tenth (last) week of summer quarter. Specific times/dates TBD.

Funding announcements will be made at the end of the first week of April. Questions about the program should be directed to Dr. Alistair Boettiger.