Summer Research Experience for Community College students (SRECC)

This program is a joint  collaboration with the Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education and the department of Pediatrics. This opportunity was created to increase the number of underrepresented minority, low income and first-generation community college students who are committed to and well positioned for careers in the sciences and medicine.  The program begins with weekly meetings aimed at preparing participants to transition to a full-time research internship (40 hours per week) in a lab with a Stanford faculty mentor for 7 weeks, mid-June through August.

This Community College Program promotes and nurtures science literacy, aptitude, and interest by providing talented and motivated community college URM students exposure to science  in an exciting, committed, supportive environment through mentorship and scholarly pursuit.


·      Provide hands-on exposure to scientific research

-      Connect students with mentors who will assist them in their pursuit of scientific scholarship and education. Research interns will be exposed to various scientific experiences,  conducting either basic, behavioral or clinical research projects.

·      Improve community college transfer applications among students who might otherwise have more limited educational choices.

Participation in this internship program will help selectees create competitive research portfolios.

Students receive a $3,000 research stipend. The application deadline is March 1, 2020 . 

Applicants will be notified of selection decisions by March 31, and the program will begin on May 29, 2020.

There is one application for both, the premedical and research programs. Click the link to learn more.

Link to the application

Link to the nomination/recommendation form


The Stanford Summer Research Experience for Community College students (SRECC) application will open on December 1, 2019.
Application closes: March 1, 2020