Junior Year Research Scholarships
The program provides juniors with the opportunity to work on a research project in close collaboration with a Dartmouth faculty mentor.
- Students work part-time (7-12 hours per week) with a faculty mentor on research projects while also enrolled in classes.
- Students can work as research assistants on a faculty project or generate an independent research project and conduct the research with a faculty mentor.
- This program is for residence term research during junior year. Students interested in leave term research should apply for a research grant.
- Research scholarships are either one or two terms in length, as per agreement between the student and faculty mentor.
- Ownership of intellectual property created by Junior Research Scholars as part of their research through the program shall be determined in accordance with the patent and copyright policies of Dartmouth College. For more information, click here.
- Mentors must have a faculty appointment (this includes Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth Medical School, DHMC, and Tuck).
- Students are responsible for finding a faculty mentor to work with and should meet with potential faculty mentors to identify a research project of mutual interest. See “Tips for Finding a Faculty Research Mentor” for information and links to resources about faculty research.
- Note that this is a competitive program and not all students who submit applications will be selected for the program. Women and students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply.
- Stipend of $750 per term (for 7-12 hours of work per week)
- Stipends are paid at the end of each term, contingent on submission of a research summary by the student and confirmation of completion by the faculty mentor.
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI): the largest private supporter of science education.
- Support for research in the life sciences that involves predominately basic or bench science.
- Hellman Family Foundation: a private foundation that supports a variety of projects. Frances Hellman '78 established this fund through Dartmouth's Women in Science Project.
- Support for undergraduate women conducting research in chemistry, engineering, math, and physics/astronomy.
- Paul K. Richter and Evalyn E. Cook Richter Memorial Fund
- Support for faculty-mentored research in any academic discipline.
- Research scholarships take place during the JUNIOR year (students apply in the spring of their sophomore year).
- Students receiving funding from HHMI are required to begin their research during "sophomore summer."
- Students who are eligible for the James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar program are not eligible for this program. They should apply for a Presidential Scholarship instead.
- Students may not participate in other research programs (e.g. Neukom Scholars) in the same terms as they are engaging in research for this program.
- Applications are judged on a variety of factors including: demonstrated interest in the academic area of the research, grades in relevant courses, description of the project and student's role, and the relationship of the research to the student's academic and career goals.
- Students must submit a final report at the conclusion of the research term(s). Click HERE for instructions on final reports.
- Junior Research Scholars who are doing research in the sciences are required to participate in the Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium poster session in the spring unless they are off campus in the spring term (in that case, they must submit a final report in another format)
- Blitz "Undergraduate Research" or call 646-3690