PHOTO (above): A Stanford summer researcher on a field trip to Lick Observatory.
Physics and Astronomy Research at Stanford University
What is it?
Students will work for 8 weeks in the summer with scientists at Stanford University on projects spanning the fields of physics and astronomy. In addition to research within a group, students will participate in weekly meetings focused on research skills, applying to graduate school, and exposure to cutting edge topics in physics.
Selected students will receive a $3000 stipend for the full 8 weeks. In addition, participants will be provided with Stanford University housing and a Stanford meal plan for eight weeks, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner (worth more than $4400), and reimbursed for travel from home or campus to Stanford. Additional benefits include access to Stanford’s libraries and athletic facilities and a paid seven-week GRE Preparation course.
Upon successful completion of the program, CAMPARE students will be given the opportunity to present their research at a future academic meeting (for example, American Astronomical Society, American Physical Society, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Project and Community Workshop, SACNAS, or the NSBP annual meeting).
Who should apply?
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the beginning of the program. They must be enrolled in one of the CAMPARE participating institutions at the time of their application. Participants should not have graduated from their 4-year institution before the beginning of the summer internship. Community college students in the process of transferring to a 4-year institution are eligible to apply.
All applicants must have completed a minimum of one full year of college-level physics by the start of the program.
When and How to Apply
Applications are due February 1, 2018. To apply to the program, follow the Application Instructions.
In addition, you must ask two faculty members (or others familiar with your academic or work background) to submit letters of reference using the link on the application instructions page. Indicate their names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses in your on-line application where appropriate. It is your responsibility to confirm that these letters have been sent and failure to obtain these two letters will render your application incomplete and lead to its rejection without review.
Successful students will be notified in March. The research program runs Monday, June 25th to Saturday, August 18th 2018 (8 weeks). Participants must be available during the entire 8-week period of the program.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. AST-1559559.