DRIVE (Diversity, Respect, and Inclusion are Vital for Excellence) in Research Pipeline

Pilot Program Summer 2021

STUDENT APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 5:00 PM PST

FACULTY INTEREST FORM: Interested faculty, submissions welcomed

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute is pleased to announce the DRIVE (Diversity, Respect, and Inclusion are Vital for Excellence) in Research Pipeline Award. This program is intended to improve the diversity of the research workforce underrepresented in maternal and child health-related research while supporting mentorship and training.  Diversity in research is a key component of innovation. It enhances the creative process by bringing to the table new concepts and points of view and contributes to a culture of transformative scholarship.

The DRIVE in Research Pipeline Award is aimed at maintaining the pipeline of diverse students interested in biomedical research careers. This award provides a stipend to underrepresented minorities (URM) and first- generation and/or low income (FLI) Stanford undergraduate students currently enrolled in their sophomore year to work over the coming summer with established investigators with either extramural funding or substantial MCHRI funding on maternal and child health related research projects.

For Summer quarter 2021, all research projects will be completed remotely. Students are not expected to reside on campus.

Eligibility is limited to Stanford URM and FLI undergraduate student in their sophomore year interested in biomedical research and interested in working with Stanford faculty during the summer of 2021. 

Students must be available for 8-10 weeks from June 21, 2021 through August 27, 2021.

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Key Dates

Action Date
Faculty Interest Form Deadline April 21, 2021, 5:00 PM PST
Student Application Form Deadline  April 29, 2021, 5:00 PM PST
Notification of Selections
1 month after submission
Program Period June 21, 2021 – August 27, 2021

Information for Faculty

MCHRI seeks faculty interested in providing research and mentorship opportunities to URM/FLI sophomore undergraduates.

If you are interested in participating for future opportunities (e.g. Summer 2022, etc), please complete the form to be added to the MCHRI project list.

Information for Students

Funding

Students will receive a stipend of up to $5,000 for 8-10 weeks over the summer, for a minimum of 320 hours and maximum of 400 hours.  The stipend will be prorated if less than 400 hours.

Eligibility

Stanford URM/FLI undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in their sophomore year interested in biomedical research and working with Stanford faculty during the summer of 2021 on maternal and child health related research. Students must be available for 8-10 weeks from June 21, 2021 through August 27, 2021.

Students will need to provide the following information in their application form:

  • Contact Information
  • Paragraph describing their interest in the project(s) and their goals for the internship (300 words)
  • List of undergraduate courses taken that are relevant to this award
  • Apply for up to 3 projects, list of projects can be found here. Only one project will be assigned upon match with the faculty investigator
  • Students are required to present their project in a poster symposium at the end of the internship.
  • Students will be interviewed by faculty as part of the selection process.

Contact

Please contact MCHRI Administration at mchri_admin@stanford.edu or 650-724-0279 with any questions.