STS Summer Research College

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During the Summer Quarter of 2018, the STS Program will be participating in Stanford’s Summer Research College. STS will be able to provide six STS affiliated faculty members with a full-time undergraduate research assistant. Participants will work directly with a faculty mentor for ten weeks during the summer. The program is designed to foster close intellectual exchange by involving students in the ongoing research of Stanford faculty members.

Eligibility and Application

●  FACULTY: We invite applications from STS affiliated faculty consisting of a two-part statement (one page in total) setting out (a) the nature of the research project as it relates to the broad purview of STS as a field of study; and (b) the nature of the research work that the STS student will be doing during the summer

●  STUDENTS: We invite applications from STS majors who will be current undergraduates at Stanford during the summer qualify for this program (including co-term students if the bachelor’s degree will not be conferred prior to the Fall Quarter). Students should submit a resume and a letter of application identifying their areas of interest within the STS program.

●  APPLICATIONS should be submitted by ​March 12, 2018​ to Emily <> The STS Program will facilitate the best match of student and project, given the limited number of positions available, and announce the results shortly thereafter.


Students will be expected to work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks during the program, for which they will receive a stipend of $7,000. The program will run from Monday, June 25th through Friday, August 31st, 2018. Students and faculty will present their collaborative research in in seminars that will take place twice per week throughout the program. Faculty members are expected to attend each seminar. A portion of the student stipend of $7,000 may be used for travel or living expenses as appropriate to the project in question.


STS will not offer course credit for Summer Research College. Students planning to take Summer courses may not enroll in courses that exceed 5 units and must get prior approval from the faculty member with whom they are working. Funds cannot be used to support Honors thesis research.

We hope this opportunity will serve faculty and students well and look forward to seeing your applications!

For general information about Department Summer Research Programs, click here.