Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Application Cycle Opens:
FRI, January 9, 2015

Application Deadline:
MON, February 2, 2015 by 12:00 p.m. PST (USA)

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2015 Summer REU Program Project Descriptions

How to Apply for Summer 2015

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Questions? Contact Information

Summer 2015
Undergraduate Research Program
in the
Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University

**Please check this page regularly for updates.**

2013 REU Students

The Department of Bioengineering (BioE) will be offering Stanford undergraduates stipends to conduct research over the summer in 2015. The program extends from June - August and is designed to give undergraduates an opportunity to work with members of the BioE Faculty and their research groups on advanced research topics. Please see the link below for available project descriptions.

The program is supported jointly by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Office of Student Affairs in the School of Engineering, and the Department of Bioengineering.

Click here for a list of participating faculty and summer research projects descriptions.

Program Requirements: This is a 10 week program starting June 22 – August 28 (40 hours per week). Students are expected to participate for the entire duration of the program. If you need to be away for part of the time, you should coordinate (in advance) with your faculty mentor on how to make up the time that you missed. Students are also required to submit an abstract, attend a poster worksop, present their research by participating in a final poster session and complete a program questionnaire.

Deadline: All application materials and supporting documents must be received by 12:00 p.m. PST, Monday, February 2, 2015. Preference will be given to applications that are completed by the program’s deadline.

Eligibility and Priority:  Eligible applicants must be Stanford undergraduate students who will not have graduated by June 2015. Students who will be in their 5th (co-terminal) year are also eligible as long as the BS has not yet been conferred, but will be given second priority.

Support: Selected students will receive a stipend of $6,400 for the ten weeks (40 hours per week) summer session of full-time research work.

Restrictions: Policy prohibits a student from receiving both credit and pay for the same research activity. This does not, however, preclude students from working on a research project during the summer and then expanding it into an honors thesis during the following academic year(s). Students who wish to conduct Honors research should apply for a Major Grant directly from Undergraduate Advising and Research. Students receiving full summer stipends may not register for more than 5 credits of coursework nor may they work for more than 10 hours per week in addition to their research appointment. In the event the number of applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, preference is given to first time participants.

Housing: (For students who want to apply for on-campus summer housing) Room, board, house dues, and other academic expenses are paid by the student. Students are responsible for paying their university summer bill, which will include any other academic expenses incurred. Please consult the housing office for more information regarding rates and summer housing deadlines.
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All portions of the application, including both the online application form and unofficial transcript, must be completed and submitted by 12:00 p.m. (PST), Monday, February 2, 2015.

Step 1: Review Summer Project Descriptions

Students may apply for up to three different projects if they choose.

Step 2: Apply Online

All applicants must meet the criteria above and complete the online application form.

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Important Notes: Students may only submit one application. Once you start the online application process, if you are not able to complete it all at once, your information will be saved and you may return to your application anytime before the deadline by clicking on the the link below from the same computer. You will also have the option to change your responses by using the " << BACK" button. However, clicking on the "SUBMIT" button will record your information as complete and you will not be allowed to continue making edits to your application.

Step 3: E-mail Supporting Document

Please e-mail your Stanford unofficial transcript in a PDF format to Please name each file with your full name as well as document type (example: Jane-Smith-transcript.pdf) and type "BioE Summer REU Program Application" in the subject line of the e-mail.

Step 4: Notifications

All application decisions are scheduled to be sent out via e-mail by mid-March. Final acceptance into the REU Program will be contingent upon the verification of your online application.

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Please direct any questions concerning the REU Program, including the application process to:

Teri Hankes
Student Services Officer

*Page last updated 1/09/15

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