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The Stanford CS Leadership, Inclusion, Networks, Xenacious, and Support (LINXS) Program is a fully funded eight-week summer residential program that brings innovative undergraduates who are currently attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) to an immersive academic research and graduate school preparation experience.

Dates for the 2023 program will be announced in the fall. Program participants will be provided with housing, a meal plan, travel expenses covered, a $5,000 stipend for their participation in the program, and a small research budget. Students who complete the program will also receive a fee waiver for grad school applications when they are ready to apply for grad school.

In addition to hands-on research experience, participants will partake in various other activities, including social events, tours of industry headquarters in the area, grad school application prep, etc. Priority is given to rising junior and senior students, but any student meeting the program requirements is welcome to apply.

To participate, applicants must:

  • Complete their application material by the indicated deadline
  • Be currently enrolled full-time at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) or Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI)
  • Be or plan to be a Computer Science major
  • Be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Interested in pursuing an MS and/or PhD in Computer Science
  • Have completed at least two years of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program
  • Be at least 18 years old by the start of the program

We are committed to advancing a culture of respect, accessibility, inclusion, and empowerment for all students at the Stanford University Computer Science Department. Intentional efforts are made to outreach and connect with students from communities underrepresented in computer science. This includes students of color from marginalized and/or minoritized groups, women, non-binary students, undocumented/DACAmented students, those who are the first in their family to pursue an advanced degree, and/or students who come from environments with limited access to Research 1 university programs.

Applications for the 2023 program will open on December 1st, 2022, and close on February 1st, 2023.

Required Application Materials:

  • Academic Transcript (unofficial or official)
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of Purpose (approximately 500 words)
    • Your personal statement should address both your previous research experience and interests, including why you would like to participate in the Stanford CS LINXS Program.

In addition to this application, some faculty mentors may choose to conduct virtual or phone interviews with applicants. That will be up to the discretion of the faculty and coordinated through their labs.

You can send any additional questions to Breauna Spencer, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Stanford CS department, at

The Stanford CS LINXS Summer Research Program Application can be found here.