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Sayles Research Guidelines

2017—2018 Application Guidelines


Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall Terms


Amount of award may vary. As determined by Dartmouth’s GCC (Grants Coordinating Committee), award maximums are set at $2,000 per student for domestic research projects and $2,500 for projects that take place abroad.


The Ethics Institute has Student Research Opportunities available to support Dartmouth undergraduate students. Students develop and present their proposed project to the Ethics Institute as outlined below. Projects may take place either off-campus or in Hanover. Research opportunities are not given academic credit. 


  • Applicant must be enrolled for at least one term following the research;
  • Applicant must submit a complete application to the Ethics Institute by the deadline;
  • A 3-5 page Final Report must be submitted evaluating the completed research in terms of its value and its impact on the student. Copies of any formal work resulting 
    from the research period will be submitted with the Final Report or when completed;
  • A brief Financial Report must be submitted showing how funds were utilized;
  • The Final Report and Financial Report are due the third week of the term following the research.

Grants are awarded on the basis of:

  • the merits of the project and the strength of the proposal;
  • a solid academic background and overall grade point average;
  • faculty recommendation and/or sponsor support for the project.

Application deadline

The sixth week of term preceding term of research.

  • for Winter Term ’18October 21, 2017
  • for Spring Term '18February 12, 2018
  • for Summer Term '18:  May 07, 2018
  • for Fall Term '17: August 02, 2017

General Application Instructions

Last Updated: 2/20/18