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Information for Prospective Applicants


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


Applications for the 2020 program are due on April 30th, 2020.

Applications must be submitted through the online portal at and 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: Ramy Abbady

Academic & Student Services Coordinator, Stanford ChEM-H