Resources for Stanford faculty and students
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, 650.724.4332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about working with minors, visit Stanford's Protection of Minors website.
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, 650.724.4332 or email@example.com.
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!
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.
Navigating the recommendation letter process can be daunting for everyone involved. If you're a student, check out these ten simple rules for navigating the reference letter seeking process to help you ask for and receive an effective, timely recommendation letter. If you're a faculty member, these ten simple rules for writing compelling recommendation letters will help you refine your letter-writing technique.
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Michael Peskin, the chair of the Public Lecture Committee (email@example.com).