To learn more about the Stanford Earth Summer Undergraduate Research (SESUR) Program:
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 27 Stanford students stipends of up to $6400 to conduct research over the summer of 2017. 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. 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 26, 2016. 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.
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 26. You and your advisor will be notified of funding prior to spring break.
Students who participate in the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Program are required to:
For additional information, please contact Sara Cina, Undergraduate Program Director, at (650) 724-8899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.