Will this program be virtual or in person? Is it a full-time experience?
- For 2022, our program will be virtual. The programming (i.e., training and professional development sessions) will be scheduled during business hours in Pacific Time. The research component will be coordinated and arranged with your faculty mentor. We aim to provide a competitive stipend in order to allow interns to participate in this program as a full-time experience (training plus research).
What is “proof of college status”?
- We will notify students who are accepted to the program in February 2022. At that time, to confirm your participation in AHEaD, we will ask for documentation of your enrollment at a community college or university (e.g., letter from department or registrar, unofficial transcripts).
I am graduating (or graduated) before summer 2022, am I eligible?
- Current students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) at a U.S.-based community college or undergraduate institution, graduating spring 2022 or later are welcome to apply. Graduate and medical school students are not eligible at this time.
I am an international student, am I eligible?
- US citizenship, permanent residency, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA with active employment authorization card [EAD]) is required to be employed by Stanford for the summer.
I’m having problems uploading my statement or submitting my application. What should I do?
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What research projects are available this year?
- AHEaD is in the process of identifying ongoing research projects that are appropriate for research trainees. Please do not contact faculty directly at this time.
When will I hear back about my application?
- Applications are due on January 14, 2022. We aim to notify students who are accepted to the program by March 2022.
Is there a waitlist?
- No, we do not have a waitlist.
Can I receive feedback about my application?
- We receive a high volume of applications, and, thus, are unable to give individualized feedback to each applicant. Every single submission is read carefully. The main component in assessing applications is the submitted statement of purpose. We look for demonstrated interest in attending AHEaD as well as how our program will help meet your learning goals and contribute to the next stage of your career. Please apply! Your unique perspective and background is important and valued.