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A Student's Guide to Funding at Dartmouth College

Note: this guide represents the information available at the time of publication. Funding requirements may change and new opportunities may become available. Interested students should directly contact the offices listed for information.

Internships

Center for Professional Development, 646-2215

  • M. R. Robinson Internship: for work in children's educational media/literature.
  • Fisher Internship: for work in advertising, public relations and publishing.

Dickey Center for International Understanding, 646-2024

  • United Nations Internship: funding for non-paid positions in one of the many UN departments and agencies.
  • German (Bonn) Parliament Internship: intern/research assistant in the German Parliament. Stipend paid by the Parliament.
  • Dickey Center International Internship Program: for projects across a broad range of international interests.
  • Lucas Family Third World Internship: to encourage increased understanding of issues that concern the world's developing nations.
  • Dickey Senior Thesis Travel Grant: to offset senior thesis research travel costs.
  • Richard D. Lombard Public Service Program: for volunteer public service in US or abroad. (Minimum 6 months up to one year. Available to graduating seniors only).

Mellon Foundation, 646-3376

  • Mellon Foundation Grant: to encourage the pursuit of teaching careers in the humanities.

Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and Civic Leadership, 646-2207

  • Rockefeller Public Affairs Internship: for work in non-paid public affairs and public policy internships.
  • Putnam Public Affairs Internship: for work in non-paid public affairs internship in the State of New Hampshire.
  • Director's Discretionary Grants: limited funding available for educational opportunities that fall outside the regular internship programs.

Tucker Foundation -- Office of Fellowships and Internships, 646-3373

  • Tucker Fellowships: to explore issues of personal growth and values through community service projects at domestic and international non-profit organizations. Stipends provided. Also available as leave-term work study.
  • Dartmouth Partners in Community Service Internship: for community service work in U.S. placements. Interns are matched with a Dartmouth Alumni mentor. Stipend provided. Also available as leave-term work study.
  • Urban Summer Internship: leave-term off-campus opportunity for a team of Dartmouth students to work in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newark, New Jersey each summer. Stipend provided.

Administrative Internship Program, 646-3641

  • Administrative Internship Program: internships for juniors and seniors in various college offices.

Women in Science Project, 646-3690

  • Women in Science Project Internships: paid, part-time faculty mentored laboratory research opportunities (winter-spring terms) for first-year women. Application process begins early October.

Research Grants

Anthropology Department, 646-3256

  • Claire Garber Goodman Grant: for the anthropological study of past and present peoples and cultures. A background in anthropology is required.

Office of Undergraduate Advising and Research (Dean of the Faculty), 646-3690

  • Presidential Scholars: opportunity for juniors to learn research techniques and methods for two terms under the direct supervision of a professor. To be eligible for the program, students must have a GPA that places them in the top 40% of their class. The application period is winter and spring of sophomore year.
  • Research Grants: funding for Dartmouth undergraduates to engage in independent research with a Dartmouth College faculty mentor. Grants are awarded for research conducted during a leave term and for research related to senior honors theses.
  • Mellon Mays Fellowships: funding for students committed to issues of racial diversity who plan to pursue Ph.D.s in select field in the arts and sciences. Students apply in winter term of sophomore year and work on the research projects during junior and senior years.
  • Senior Fellowships: opportunity for students to spend senior year pursuing an independent research or creative project. Senior fellows are not required to enroll in classes during their senior year nor are they required to complete a major. Students must apply for the Senior Fellowship no later than two terms before the Fellowship is to begin.
  • When to apply for funding.

Dickey Center for International Understanding, 646-1278

  • Stefansson Fellowship: for field experiences and research under Arctic conditions in any area of study represented in the Dartmouth curriculum.
  • Dickey Senior Thesis Travel Grant: to offset senior thesis research travel costs.

Outdoor Programs Office, 646-0351

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant: for the purpose of stimulating and encouraging undergraduate response to environmental issues.

Psychology Department, 646-3181

  • Benjamin G. Benner '69 Undergraduate Research Support Fellowship: for undergraduate honors research in Psychology.
  • Filene Undergraduate Fellowship in Human Relations: to support psychology majors doing full-time research in the area of human relations.

Academic Prizes

African and African-American Studies Department, 646-3397

  • The Pamela Joyner '79 Prize in African and Afro-American Studies: for an outstanding research paper/thesis by a graduating senior on any aspect of the Black experience.
  • The Gary Love '76 Prize in African and Afro-American Studies: to be awarded to a member of the graduating class of outstanding achievement in African and Afro-American Studies.

Computer Science Department, 646-2206

  • John G. Kemeny Computing Prize: for production of original and creative computer applications. Cash prizes awarded to the best entries, as judged by a panel of Computer Science faculty.

Dickey Center for International Understanding, 646-2023

  • Chase Peace Prize: $1000 for the best essay(s) on subjects relating to the promotion of world peace.

English Department, 646-3993

  • Academy of American Poets University and College Poetry Prizes: annual contest in the spring offering $100 for the best poem(s) submitted to the English/Creative Writing Department.
  • Alexander Laing Memorial Writing Award: $100 prize for the best manuscript of original poems.
  • Grimes Prize in English Composition: $350 awarded to a senior for any form of writing except for plays; no more than three manuscripts may be submitted. A group of poems may be considered one manuscript.
  • Lockwood Prize in English Composition: $145 awarded a junior for any form of writing except for plays, no more than three manuscripts may be submitted. A group of poems may be considered one manuscript.
  • Sidney Cox Memorial Prize: $100 to $500 offered annually for that piece of undergraduate writing which most nearly meets those high standards of originality and integrity which Sidney Cox set for himself and for his students in his teaching and in his book, Indirections for Those Who Want to Write.
  • Thomas Henry Ralston IV Memorial English 80 Prize: for excellence in English 80.
  • Hardy-Skilling Prize in Literature: $600 for demonstrating extraordinary promise in the writing of English fiction and/or poetry.
  • Benjamin F. Barge Prize for Oratory Speech Contest: offered winter term; open to seniors exclusively. Prizes will be awarded for the best original ten-minute persuasive speech on any subject.
  • The Class of 1866 Oratorical Prize Speech Contest: offered winter term; open to sophomores and juniors. Prizes awarded for the best ten-minute informative or persuasive speech on any subject.

Film Studies Department, 646-3402

  • Alexander Laing Memorial Writing Award: for the best original screenplay by an undergraduate.
  • Alexander Nagle III Award: for significant achievements in broadcast journalism and/or documentary audio-visual communication.

Government Department, 646-2544

  • Edson Memorial Prize: given for excellence in Government 3, 4, 5 and 6; $100 book award.
  • Colby Prize: $200 book award given to a senior for outstanding overall academic performance as a Government major.
  • Thesis Prizes:
    • Pressman Prize - for a thesis of outstanding quality in the field of American Government and politics.
    • Bennett Essay Prize - for a thesis of outstanding quality in political theory or public law.
    • Rockefeller Prize in Comparative Politics - for a thesis of outstanding quality in the field.
    • Rockefeller Prize in International Relations - for a thesis of outstanding quality in the field.
      Each of the four thesis prizes involves an award of $200 and an engraved pewter plate. The Department has the decision not to make an award where there is no thesis of outstanding quality in the subfield.
  • Rockefeller Fellowship: for the revision of an exceptional Honors thesis or Senior Fellow project, which shows promise of publication. Recipient normally spends the summer following graduation in residence revising the honors thesis (if possible in the form of a publishable article or book.)

Music Department, 646-2520

  • Gerald Tracy Piano Competition/Scholarship Fund: competition held annually in the spring, with a scholarship awarded to a serious piano student, who shows potential for a professional career as a concert pianist.

Studio Art Department, 646-2285

  • The POD Prize: awarded to the major considered the most outstanding in the department. Award consists of a cash prize and a showing of work in the Jaffe-Friede & Strauss galleries.
  • Robert Read Prize: cash prize awarded to a major/majors who exhibit exceptional work in photo or printmaking.
  • Wolfenden Award: cash prize awarded to the major/majors who exhibit exceptional work in the department.
  • Adelbert Ames Fine Arts Award: a prize consisting of the selection of print from the Hood Museum, awarded to 3 exceptional students in the department.

Resources and Contacts

Undergraduate Deans Office
Carson Hall, Suite 125
646-2243

Deans' Office Student Consultants (DOSC)
Carson Hall, Suite 125
646-2243

Career Services
646-2215

Tucker Foundation
South Fairbanks
646-3889

Student Employment Office
Thayer Hall Basement
646-3641

Office of Undergraduate Research
646-3690

Mellon Fellowships
646-3376

Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and Civic Leadership
646-3874

Last Updated: 11/1/13