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Stanford Research Conference

SRC 2021 WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 9th - 10th, 2022 

Applications are open and due on February 18th, 2022. Apply here!




Since its inception in 2014, the Stanford Research Conference has served as a multidisciplinary forum where undergraduates from around the world can present their work, connect with researchers inside and outside their fields of interest, and hear from distinguished researchers from a variety of disciplines. SRC's mission is to facilitate exchanges of knowledge that drive intellectual engagement in every field of study, from the humanities and social sciences to the natural sciences, medicine, engineering, and beyond. Student presenters participate in a three-day immersion in workshops, research presentations, and other professional development programming with Stanford faculty and students. The 2018 Stanford Research Conference featured:

  • Faculty keynotes including seminars by bioengineering professor Stacey Bent, sociology professor Mark Granovetter

  • Student plenary talks, such as “Every convergent series has an absolutely converent regrouping”

  • 2 research poster sessions, judged by Stanford graduate students across the humanities, social sciencies, and STEM disciplines


Participation in the symposium is open to students from all undergraduate classes pursuing work in any discipline. Students interested in applying must be enrolled in an accredited four-year undergraduate program. Projects that are conducted at research institutions that are not university-affiliated like the National Institutes of Health or the Carnegie Institute for Science are also encouraged to apply. SRC is Stanford Undergraduate Research Association’s annual research conference that serves as a forum for undergraduates from all over the country to present their work, connect with other researchers, and hear from distinguished leaders in the research community. The seventh annual SRC will be held April 9 to 10, 2022 virtually. There is no application fee.


The following criteria will be used to evaluate applications:

1. Projects should be defined by a strong research question or specific area of focus.

2. Findings should be framed within the context of the issue as a whole.

3. Projects should provide evidence of how they extend upon, challenge, or make a new contribution to the existing body of knowledge.

4. Projects should be presented clearly and well organized.


1. Posters should be no larger than 42 inches by 36 inches.  

2. Posters should include a title and background, methods, results, and discussion sections.

3. Visual aids such as tables, graphs, and pictures are highly recommended.