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Summer Undergraduate Full-time Research Assistant Program

This program allows undergraduate students to gain research experience addressing global development challenges in low- and middle-income countries, and provides faculty with full-time, no-cost research assistants for the summer quarter. 

Preference will be given to field research opportunities should Stanford policies allow for undergraduate student travel. All proposals will need to incorporate a remote work option should field research not be allowed for undergraduate students this summer.

Faculty who are interested in having a full-time, undergraduate research assistant for summer quarter during the 2021 - 2022 academic year should submit a request by completing this form. The King Center will contact you to confirm support of your research assistant request.

Faculty who submit proposals by Monday, December 13, 2021, will be given priority. The final deadline for proposals will be Monday, January 10, 2022.

Students will receive a stipend that covers most associated costs including financial aid, incidental expenses and, should travel be allowed, travel and lodging costs. Faculty will be responsible for other research costs, such as transportation to field sites, software, or equipment.

If you have not already identified a student, the King Center will advertise the research position and administer the student application process. Faculty will select the RA from applications to their position.  

Please email Program Manager Corinne Thomas at with any questions. 

View past summer research assistantships

Academic Year Part-time Research Assistant Program

This program provides support for part-time, undergraduate student research assistants for King Center faculty affiliates working on global development challenges relevant for low- and middle-income countries. Student research assistants work approximately 10 hours per week and must be enrolled full time to participate.  

King Center faculty affiliates may request one undergraduate student student research assistant per quarter or for the academic year (excluding summer quarter). Faculty may have a particular student in mind or King Center staff can help advertise and collect student applications for each position. 

The King Center manages the hiring, administration, and funding for student research assistants. Faculty will be responsible for other research costs, such as equipment and software. 

Faculty interested in hiring a Stanford undergraduate student student as an RA for fall, winter, and/or spring quarter(s) should complete this form.

Please note that our 2021-2022 program is currently at capacity.

Please email Program Manager Corinne Thomas at with any questions.

View past academic year research assistantships