Stanford University


Stanford Undergraduate Research and Independent Projects

After you have focused your interests into a feasible project topic and started working with the right faculty mentor, you might identify some key resources that will enable your project to get off the ground. Grants are used for travel, supplies, and stipends depending on the project's needs.

Symbolic Systems Summer Internship Program

The SSP Summer Internship Program allows students who will be continuing their undergraduate study to work as research assistants on projects defined by Symbolic Systems faculty.

Grants for Education and Research (GEAR)

Symbolic Systems has funds for a limited number of Grants for Education And Research (GEAR), available only to SymSys undergraduate majors and Master's students, to cover expenses such as research costs and conference travel that cannot be met through other funding sources.

Symbolic Systems Honors Program

Past honors projects in SymSys have been very diverse, ranging from philosophical analyses to studies involving human subjects to programming/design projects. Many projects combine two or more methodologies, drawing on different disciplines represented within the major. An honors project is an opportunity to pursue work over multiple quarters, often an entire academic year or more.