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Information for Prospective Applicants

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Applicants must be Stanford undergraduates who have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. 

Program Requirements

  • Attend a 90-minute weekly meeting during the fall (typically Mondays 6-7:30 pm) 
  • Spend 5-10 hours/week deveoping your project with your team
  • Give a final pitch with your team at the end of the program
  • If awarded a grant: commit to working full-time on your project during summer 2021

Info Session

An info session for this program and the application process is held during each application cycle.

Please contact Lynette Haberman ( for more information.


Applications for the 2021 program are now closed. Check back in Spring 2022 for information about the 2022 program.


Applications will require the following:

  1. Resume - 2 pages max (PDF)
  2. Unofficial transcript (PDF)
  3. Responses to the following questions:
    • ​Describe your prior research experience. (500 words or less)
    • Describe an unmet medical need or disease area that interests you and why. (500 words or less)
    • What skills will you bring to your project team? (500 words or less)
    • What do you envision doing after you graduate? (500 words or less)

Finalists will be invited to interview with program leadership and network with each other in April. Teams will be formed based on student input and the discretion of program leadership. Once teams are formed, there will be a kickoff meeting before the end of spring quarter.


Program Director: Mark Smith

Head, Medicinal Chemistry Knowledge Center

Program Coordinator: Lynette Haberman

Academic & Student Services Coordinator, Stanford ChEM-H