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Sayles Application Instructions

Student Research Program

Read the Student Research Guidelines

General Application Instructions

  1. Review the application materials in its entirety. If you have questions, contact the Ethics Institute at 646-1263 or via email.
  2. Decide on a research arrangement that fits your interests and, if off-campus, discuss these arrangements with a sponsor for that agency/ institution/ organization. Select a Dartmouth faculty member who is willing to act as your advisor in designing the research, in providing a sounding board during the research, and in evaluating your work.
  3. Estimate your budget for expenses during the research period. Costs may include:


airfare, bus, subway, automobile (55.5 cents per mile)


hotel accommodations, housing (not considered an expense if living at home)


Items generally covered:

  • photocopying or library materials
  • fees for translators, coding interviews
  • long distance call related to research
  • rental equipment

Items generally NOT covered:

  • books
  • software

Items NEVER covered:

  • computers
  • cameras
  • tape recorders
  • retroactive funding for research already done

Prepare the proposal:

  • which should be written in consultation with your 
    faculty advisor;
  • must succinctly state your research topic, its 
    significance and anticipated results;
  • must be written so that it is understood by a well-
    educated layperson;
  • must be no longer than two typed, double-spaced pages.

Submit one original copy of each of the following to the 
Ethics Institute's Director by the application deadline:

  • the application cover page; (Form #1)
  • the budget page; (Form #2)
  • the 1-2 page proposal describing your proposal;
  • the Faculty Advisor Endorsement (Form #3) 
    signed by your faculty advisor.
  • if research is conducted off-campus, the completed 
    Sponsor's Statement (Form #4). Off-campus sponsors
    must also complete and return the Sponsor Evaluation
    Interim Report (Form #5)
  • if research will be conducted outside the United States,
    the Acknowledgement form (Form #6) must be completed
    and returned before final approval of the research award and release of funds.

Student Application Forms

For a complete packet of the above instructions as well as all forms and general information, please contact the Ethics Institute at 646-1263 or come to our office at 6031 Haldeman Center, 2nd floor.

Last Updated: 9/28/15