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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

2019 BioE Participants

2020 Undergraduate Research Summer Program in the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University

The Department of Bioengineering (BioE) will offer Stanford undergraduates stipends to conduct research over the summer in 2020. The program extends from June to August and is designed to give Stanford undergraduates an opportunity to work with members of the BioE faculty and their research groups on advanced research topics.

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.

Program Procedure

  1. Review the available REU projects for 2020 listed below.
  2. The application for the 2019 REU  program will open on  12/16/19.
  3. Available Projects 2020
  4. Submit Application
  5. If you have any questions about the application or the logistics of the REU program, please email BioE Student Services Specialist, Gracey Hessinger at

Program Requirements

This is a 10-week program starting June 22 to August 28, 2020 (40 hours per week). Students are expected to participate for the 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 present their research by participating in a final poster session in August and complete a program questionnaire.

DEADLINE: Applications are due Tuesday, January 21, 2020. All materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM.

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants must be Stanford undergraduate students who will not have graduated by June 2020. Students who will be in their fifth (coterminal) year are also eligible as long as the BS degree has not yet been conferred. Students who have participated in this program in past years are still eligible to apply.

Support: Selected students will receive a stipend of $7,500 for the 10-week (40 hours per week) summer session of full-time research work 


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. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, preference goes to first-time participants.


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.

Stanford Summer Housing  website


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