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The OSO offers these resources to Stanford faculty interested in science outreach and the NSF Broader Impacts criterion. We are also available to help faculty develop ideas and partnerships for sharing their research. Please contact us with any questions or suggestions.

Resources for Stanford faculty and students

COVID Safety Plan for In-Person Minors Programs Template

Under the university’s policy statement on in-person minors programs in the fall and winter, Stanford’s on-campus and off-campus programs and activities involving minors (as defined in Administrative Guide 1.8.1), including internships, camps and tutoring/mentorships, will be permitted to operate in-person on a limited basis in the fall and winter. Stanford programs and activities that wish to operate in-person in the fall or winter must meet certain requirements, including developing a plan to meet the university’s COVID-19-related requirements and submitting the plan to EH&S for review and approval.

Guidelines & Checklist for Hosting Minors in Labs

This packet is meant to be a Job Aid to assist faculty PIs who wish to host minors in their lab outside of a formal Stanford internship program. It was compiled by Stanford’s Office of Science Outreach, in collaboration with Stanford’s Risk Management, Health & Safety, General Counsel and Human Resources offices. It is not intended to provide legal advice. Questions? Kyle Cole, Office of STEM Outreach, kylecole@stanford.edu.

For more information about working with minors, visit Stanford's Protection of Minors website.

Guidelines & Checklist for Hosting Undergraduates from Other Institutions

This packet is meant to be a Job Aid to assist faculty PIs who wish to host undergraduates from other institutions in their lab outside of a formal Stanford internship program. It was compiled by Stanford’s Office of Science Outreach, in collaboration with Stanford’s Risk Management, Health & Safety, General Counsel and Human Resources offices. It is not intended to provide legal advice. Questions? Kyle Cole, Office of STEM Outreach, kylecole@stanford.edu.

Menu of Outreach Ideas for Faculty

The Office of Science Outreach (OSO) serves Stanford faculty by assisting them in creating outreach project ideas and proposals, identifying potential partners to work with, and facilitating information and resource sharing among all of the University's science outreach programs. In addition, the OSO directs several programs in which Stanford faculty and their students can participate. We hope this menu will stimulate your thinking about outreach activities to meet the Broader Impacts requirements of NSF and other funders and spur you to action!

OSO Statement for Facilities Section of NSF Proposals

The NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide requires a statement regarding "Facilities, Equipment and Other Resources" available to researchers and projects for both Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts. OSO is a resource to assist faculty with the Broader Impacts components of their proposals. Faculty interested in listing the OSO as a resource in this section are welcome to use the language available here.

Research internship opportunities for DACA students

Undocumented students are not eligible for support through NSF REUs and many other programs funded directly by the federal government, however, many programs are non-federal funded and do not require US citizenship.  Research programs run for an 6-10 week period during the summer, and stipends typically range between $3000-$7000. 

Summer Research and Professional Development Programs for Undocumented College Students in the USA in STEM Fields

Stanford Grant Writing Academy

Stanford's Grant Writing Academy coaches graduate students and postdoctoral trainees in developing and articulating research strategies to tackle important scientific questions. Stanford PIs may access a series of short videos on topics pertinent to grant writing such as How To Approach a Program Officer; Using the Review Criteria to Inform your Fellowship Proposal; Considering the Content, Structure, and Language of the Review Criteria When Writing; Clarity in Scientific Writing, and others. New topics are added periodically.

Stanford Research Development Office

The Stanford Research Development Office (RDO) is a unit under VPDoR that aims to strengthen collaborative or strategic research, scholarship, and creative activities by helping to set PIs up for sponsored research funding success through project-opportunity alignment, early preparation, and proposal development support.

RDO’s goal is to enhance competitiveness of proposals through grantsmanship while reducing the burden on PIs. We support researchers and research teams from across the University, with an emphasis on complex or strategic proposals. This often includes large, multi-PI, and/or multi-disciplinary proposals, but can also apply to other projects depending on the discipline or specific situation.

SLAC Public Presentation Guidelines

In the 21st century, it is important for scientists to be able to explain their work to the general public and to groups of people with little scientific background. The goals of the SLAC Public Lectures are to: (1) entertain members of our local community with the amazing ideas and discoveries that the lab is generating, (2) provide a record at the public audience level of research being carried out at SLAC, and (3) provide an opportunity for SLAC scientists to hone their skills in communication. We encourage all members of the SLAC community to volunteer to give Public Lectures on their research topics. This invitation includes SLAC users and Stanford scientists who collaborate at SLAC. Those interested in giving a lecture should contact Rachel Isip, the SLAC Outreach and Events Manager (rachel.isip@slac.stanford.edu), or Michael Peskin, the chair of the Public Lecture Committee (mpeskin@slac.stanford.edu).