Chappell Lougee Scholarship

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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 about the Chappell Lougee Scholarship click here.


Application Cycles: Late Autumn 2020

Next Application Deadline: Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020, 11:59pm PST 

Faculty Mentor Letter Deadline: Monday, Dec 7, 2020, 11:59pm PST

Project Execution: Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 (during a Flex Term)

Stipend: Starting at $5000, with a need-based supplement and location-based supplement for qualifying 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

Proposal Guidelines

  • Chappell Lougee proposals should not exceed a word count of 2,500
  • Your original project proposal is the core of your application. Find Chappell Lougee proposal writing guidelines here. Find general proposal writing guidelines here.
  • 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.
    • Not sure if your project needs IRB review?  Contact Stanford’s IRB at to consult with them. 
  • Field contact letter: For students who are partnering with off-campus organizations for their projects (e.g. archives, hospitals, nonprofits, community organizations), you must submit a letter of support from your partner organizations/field contacts along with your grant application.
    • Field Contact letters should be a brief note (email is fine) that includes the following:
  1. The date when your contact sent you the support letter
  2. Indicates access to a research resource and clearly states what that resource is
  3. Shows the contact information (phone & email) for the individual who will be serving as your primary contact
  4. If you are partnering with multiple organizations: Only one letter is required at the time of application, but note that the Review Committee may request additional letters at the time of review. Having letters from all of your proposed field sites strengthens your application.
  • Remote project: Per University and broader public health guidelines, all grant proposals must include 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.
    • If you are living on campus and have been approved to use on-campus facilities, you must include documentation indicating official approval of both housing and facility usage in your proposal.

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 have completed 3-5 (a minimum of 3, maximum of 5) full-time quarters of enrollment over your entire Stanford career by the end of Autumn 2020.  (As long as you meet this condition, you may apply even if you took a Leave of Absence in Autumn 2020.)
    • Transfer students must have completed 1 full-time quarter at Stanford and no more than 1 full year at their previous institution (or transferred in no more than 60 units, not including AP credit) by the time of application.
  • Time Commitment: Full-time means devoting 35+ hours/week for 10 consecutive weeks, i.e.,  it is your primary activity that quarter
  • Flex Term Requirement: Students can only use their Chappell Lougee Scholarship in Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 quarters by taking a Flex Term
    • Students must have completed two full-time enrolled quarters this academic year by the time their Chappell Lougee project begins - these quarters do not have to be consecutive
    • Students may take their Flex Term on campus in their cohort-designated quarter in Spring or Summer IF participating in an approved research project
    • Participation in a Chappell Lougee project does not make you eligible to live on campus during your Flex Term
    • International students must consult with Bechtel before attempting to take a Flex Term without three quarters of full-time enrollment first.
  • Flex Term Considerations: 
    • Plan ahead: You will need to indicate in your Chappell Lougee application whether you plan to take your Flex Term/do your Chappell Lougee project in Spring or Summer.  We expect you to commit to your choice of quarter; we cannot guarantee you funding if you change your plans after your application is submitted.  
    • Remember: You are only allowed 1 Flex Term per academic year.  University policy states that you must have enrolled full-time in 2 quarters of the current academic year before you can use your Flex Term for a full-time research opportunity.
      • If you want to do your Chappell Lougee project in Spring 2021, you must be enrolled full-time in Autumn and Winter
      • If you want to do your Chappell Lougee project in Summer 2021, you must be enrolled full-time in at least 2 quarters out of Autumn, Winter, or Spring (does not have to be consecutive quarters)
  • Outside Commitments and Concurrent Course Enrollment: 
    • Other Stanford funding: Students are only eligible for one full-time experiential learning funding opportunity from the University during the 2020-21 AY
      • Chappell Lougee Scholars are not permitted to engage in another full-time internship, job, or volunteer opportunity (whether funded by Stanford or otherwise), including but not limited to:
        • Haas Summer Fellowship/Cardinal Quarter
        • Departmental Grant-supported summer research position
        • Faculty Grant-supported summer research position
        • Other full-time summer fellowship or internship
      • The above opportunities represent a significant time commitment and are intended to support a student’s unique full-time effort on a project
    • Students may not receive both academic units and a stipend for any single project activity.
    • Students are permitted to enroll in up to five units of coursework during the Flex Term in which they are engaging in a Chappell Lougee project
    • Chappell Lougee Scholars are permitted to work at an additional internship, job, or volunteer position for no more than 10 hours per week
    • Chappell Lougee Scholars cannot enroll in five units and work 10 hours per week during a Flex Term synchronously

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

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