Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP)

SSRP-Amgen Scholars Program

The SSRP-Amgen Scholars Program is a fully-funded research-intensive residential program that takes place on Stanford's beautiful campus for a nine-week period. Participants are matched with a member of Stanford’s distinguished faculty and work in one of our state-of-the-art research facilities. Each participant works with both a faculty member and a lab mentor to craft a research project. The lab environment provides challenging projects and involves a broad range of research techniques that are feasible within the nine-week period. The program culminates with a research symposium, where students present individual talks and posters on their summer projects in front of their peers, faculty, lab mentors, and University administrators.

In addition to research, our program also provides:

  • GRE Test Preparation Course
  • Professional development workshops
  • Expansion of students’ knowledge in various scientific fields through faculty lectures and journal clubs
  • Gudiance in the process of applying to PhD programs
  • Personalized assistance with graduate school personal statements, CV's, and presentation skills
  • Summer housing, meals, and travel to and from Stanford
  • $3,600 stipend
  • Social outings to destinations such as the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and San Francisco

This program is intended for students pursuing PhD programs; for those interested in MD programs, please see Stanford Summer Health Careers Opportunity Program (SSHCOP).

Please browse and download our brochure for your leisure: SSRP Brochure

About Us
The Stanford Summer Research Program/Amgen Scholars Program is a fully funded, nine-week, residential research program. It offers undergraduates who want to prepare for and enter Ph.D. programs in the sciences a unique opportunity for advanced research experience within a world class university.

Our program dates for 2015 are June 20 - August 22

To learn more about the Amgen Amgen Scholars Program, please click here

Special thanks to the Amgen Foundation for their continued and generous support!

bullet2013 Alum Brayon Fremin, 2013 SACNAS National Conference Award for Outstanding Presentation

bullet2010 Alum James Morrissey, 2011 Goldwater Scholar

bullet 2010 Alum DJ Strouse , 2011 Churchill Scholar


bullet2009 Alums Jason Melehani, Oscar Vazquez, and Tarek Salih, 2009 ABRCMS Award for Outstanding Presentation

bullet 2007 and ’08 alum Jessenia Laguna Torres is a student in the UPR-Rio Piedras Neuroscience PhD Program and is a fellowship recipient of the PR LS-AMP/BDP. She has recently coauthored the publication “Restoration of Norepinephrine-Modulated Contextual Memory in a Mouse Model of Down Syndrome” in Science Translational Medicine

bullet2006 Alum Jarrad Aguirre, 2009 Rhodes Scholar

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