Frequently Asked Questions

About the Program

In past years, students from outside the Bay Area (i.e., more than a 1 hour commute to Stanford) have been eligible to apply. However, the selection process will strongly favor local students due to various grant requirements. Non-local students can still apply, but their chances of admission will be much lower.  We realize that many potential applicants will be unhappy with this change in policy, but SIMR has limited funding and staffing, and as a result we are focusing our efforts on students from the Bay Area.  There are many other summer programs at Stanford that accept applicants from anywhere in the U.S. and you may find more information at and