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Canary CREST Program

Thank you for your interest in the Canary CREST Program.

We look forward to receiving your application.


The 2021 Canary CREST Program is currently offered as an in-person, on-campus summer research training program. However, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the program might be offered as a virtual program. The decision to transition to a virtual program will be based on guidelines set by Stanford University.


Application open date: January 11, 2021
Application closed: February 12, 2021 (late submissions will NOT be accepted)
Application review: February – March 2021
Internship Period: June 14, 2021 – August 20, 2021


Application instructions will be posted for 2021 in January.

All applicants are strongly advised to carefully read the document in its entirety before starting an application. Please note that applications cannot be saved prior to submission; applicants should have all application material prepared in advance. Once all fields are complete and documents uploaded on this site, please click the “Submit” button to officially submit your application to the program.

All uploaded documents must be in Portable Document Format (PDF) only.

Documents required to complete an application:

  • Candidates’ academic work (e.g., GPA, courses-associated laboratories, prior research experience, computer skills)
  • Current transcript
  • An essay that describes an applicant’s interest for participating in this program (max. 5,000 characters)
  • A 1-2 page resume
  • Names and contact information of individuals who can provide a letter of recommendation (NOTE: Letters are not required at the time of submission of the application)

The 2021 Application period is now closed.


For additional information regarding the program, contact us via email at