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Departmental and Faculty Sponsored Research Opportunities

Departments, interdisciplinary programs, and Stanford research centers may apply through the UAR office for VPUE Departmental Grants for Undergraduate Research to support programs that provide undergraduates with mentorship and training in scholarship and research. Typically, departments pair students with a faculty member or faculty-led research group according to their mutual scholarly interests. Students conduct substantive, directed research on a particular aspect of the faculty member's research project, and they meet frequently with their faculty mentors to discuss progress and future directions for the project. For an official request for proposal form, see http://vpuedepartmentalgrants.stanford.edu. Students should check with UAR staff to determine which departments and centers currently sponsor research programs.

Individual faculty members may also apply through the UAR office for VPUE Faculty Grants for Undergraduate Research. Faculty Grants provide funding for undergraduates to work closely with faculty on a directed research project. Typical student research activities include conducting literature reviews, developing and conducting research surveys, collecting and analyzing data, aiding in the development of course materials, and conducting laboratory experiments. Faculty determine student participation in this program, so students should contact departments and faculty for more information. For an official request for proposal form, see http://vpuefacultygrants.stanford.edu.

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