Find Your Research Focus
Start with your interests. What would you like to learn more about? Talk to your advisors, professors, and peers. Get suggestions for where to look for existing project opportunities, or brainstorm project ideas.
Learn more about Getting Started With Undergraduate Research: Options and Opportunities (recorded video link).
Develop Your Project
The first step in taking on any independent project is to reflect on your intellectual interests, questions, and goals.Reflect on your interests
Team up with other Stanford scholars to learn how different disciplines approach the research process.Team up to learn how to do research
A good relationship with a faculty mentor is the cornerstone of all successful undergrad research and independent projects.Develop a mentor relationship
Fill your research toolbox with a unique combination of skills and knowledge.Assemble your research toolbox
Consider the time scale and resources you have to build a successful independent project.Build your independent project
Off-campus projects require extra preparation and careful planning.Prepare for your off-campus project