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Chappell Lougee Scholarships support sophomores pursuing full-time immersive projects in the humanities, creative arts, and qualitative social sciences. For detailed information and recorded sessions about the Chappell Lougee Scholarship, click here.


Application Deadline: Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021, 11:59pm PST 
Faculty Mentor Letter Deadline: Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021, 11:59pm PST
Project Execution: Summer 2022

Stipend: $7500, with a need-based supplement (of up to $1500) for eligible students. For details on the stipend structure, visit our Constructing a Budget page.

  • Chappell Lougee Scholarships provide a 10-week stipend for Sophomores pursuing full-time immersive projects in the humanities, creative arts, and qualitative social sciences
  • Decisions are made in the first half of Winter Quarter

Where to Start

Application Guidelines

  • For the proposal:
    • Chappell Lougee proposals should not exceed a word count of 2,500.
    • Read through the Writing a Project Proposal site for specific guidelines on how to write a grant proposal. 
    • COVID-19 Remote Project Appendix: Per University and broader public health guidelines, all grant proposals must include a COVID-19 Appendix that discusses a remote project option: i.e. a version of the project that can be done remotely from a student’s place of residence.  This remote option must not involve (1) any in-person engagement, (2) local, domestic, or international travel, (3) on-campus project facilities, (4) or project facilities at other institutions or organizations. Proposals that do not have a remote project plan will not be considered. The appendix does not count toward the 2500 word limit.
  • Additional materials (to be submitted along with the proposal):
    • IRB protocol submission: If you are doing a project involving interviewing, observing, or otherwise working with human subjects, you must determine if your project requires Institutional Review Board (IRB) review.  You must upload proof that you submitted your IRB protocol in your Chappell Lougee application in order for your proposal to be considered. Federal law and Stanford University Policy require IRB approval before human subjects research can begin.
      • Not sure if your project needs IRB review?  Contact Stanford’s IRB at to consult with them. 
    • Field contact letter: For students partnering with off-campus organizations for their projects (e.g. archives, hospitals, nonprofits, community organizations), you must submit in your grant application a brief letter of support from your field contact to demonstrate that you have established communication and are equipped to execute the project with their support.
      • Field Contact letters should be a brief note (screenshot of email correspondence is fine) that includes the following:
        1. Date of correspondence
        2. Indicates access to a research resource and clearly states what that resource is
        3. Contact information of your primary contact
      • Students with multiple field contacts: Only one letter is required, but note that the Review Committee may request additional letters at the time of review
  • Read through the Go Apply site for more detailed information on the application materials you will need to assemble. Applicable links are as follows:

Chappell Lougee Policies & Eligibility

  • **In addition to the below criteria specific to the Chappell Lougee, all undergraduate students must meet our general eligibility requirements.** 
  • Definition of a "Sophomore": For the purposes of the Chappell Lougee, “Sophomore” means that you are enrolled in your 3rd, 4th, or 5th full-time quarter at Stanford at the time of application (Dec 1st deadline). 
    • If you are a transfer student, you are eligible if (1) you are enrolled in your 1st or 2nd full-time quarter at Stanford at the time of application (Dec 1st deadline) and (2) you transferred in no more than 60 units, not including AP credit.
    • You may apply even if you took one or more quarters of Leave of Absence (LOA) since starting at Stanford, as long as you meet the above conditions. More information about our LOA policies can be found here.
  • Time Commitment: The Chappell Lougee project is a full-time opportunity. Full-time engagement is defined as 35+ hours per week over the 10-week summer quarter. Students, faculty mentors, and program coordinators should confer and agree upon any significant time commitments outside of this defined project engagement.
    • Students may not receive both academic units and a stipend for any single project activity.
    • Chappell Lougee recipients are not permitted to engage in another full-time internship, job, or volunteer opportunity (whether funded by Stanford or otherwise), unless their faculty mentors or program coordinators have approved these arrangements.
      • As a reminder, VPUE grant recipients who are planning on concurrently participating in another Stanford program should also abide by the funding and program policies of the sponsoring unit.

Fundamental Standard

  • Please note violations of Undergraduate Research policies are also violations of the Fundamental Standard and may be referred to the Office of Community Standards
  • Students who fail to abide by the policies as set forth by Undergraduate Research, The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Stanford University will have low priority for future Undergraduate Research funding opportunities
  • Undergraduate Research reserves the right to rescind funding at any given point and time should they be apprised of any policy violations as outlined above or as listed on the Eligibility Requirements webpage

Did you meet all the eligibility requirements? If so:

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