Summer 2022 Research Assistantships

A Bill Lane Center cohort of recent summer research assistants. 


The Bill Lane Center for the American West, in collaboration with the office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE), offers on-campus research opportunities for Stanford undergraduates to work with faculty on projects related to the American West. We welcome students from a wide variety of disciplines engaged with issues related to western land and life in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Students may submit applications for self-designed projects related to BLC’s ongoing research priorities or other topics related to the American West, and pre-arranged opportunities contributing to research projects led by graduate students and scholars affiliated with the Center.


Self-Designed Projects

The Bill Lane Center is seeking students interested in contributing to the following ongoing research priorities, to be advised by BLC researchers:

  • Energy governance
  • Water, climate change, and disasters on the Western coast
  • Wildfires in the American West

Apply here for self-designed projects. Students may also propose research projects on other themes related to the American West. 


Pre-Arranged Opportunities

The following pre-arranged opportunities advised by graduate students and scholars affiliated with the Center are currently available (check back frequently, as more may be periodically added):

Apply at the links above for these pre-arranged opportunities.



Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Opportunities are open to continuing undergraduates, and most are full-time for 10 weeks in Summer 2022, although some part-time options are available. The full-time summer stipend is $7,500.

Questions? Please email Esther Conrad at esther [at] ().