Departmental and Faculty Sponsored Research Opportunities
Departments, interdisciplinary programs, and Stanford research centers use 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 more information and the Request for Proposals, see http://vpuedepartmentalgrants.stanford.edu. Students should consult directly with the departments and programs of interest to learn about these opportunities.
Similarly, individual faculty members may use VPUE Faculty Grants for Undergraduate Research. Faculty grants provide funding for undergraduates to work closely with faculty on a directed research project. Students gain valuable experience with the methods of inquiry and analysis in their chosen discipline, and are able to subsequently leverage this experience in pursuit of more independent projects or theses. For more information and the Request for Proposals, see http://vpuefacultygrants.stanford.edu.