Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Program description

The E.E. Just Undergraduate Fellowship is a two-year fellowship—held during the junior and senior years—designed to increase the number of underrepresented minorities at Dartmouth who choose to enter a doctoral program in a STEM field after graduation. Recipients will receive funding to pursue full-time research during “off terms” and, during “on terms,” recipients will receive a stipend to support their full participation in E.E. Just Programming and part-time research. Additionally, Undergraduate Fellows receive a professional development fund, mentorship from an E.E. Just Faculty Advisor, participate in professional development workshops designed to prepare them to thrive in graduate school, and serve as role models within the E.E. Just and Dartmouth Community through their active participation in the full slate of E.E. Just activities.

Eligibility

Sophomores majoring in a STEM discipline who are interested in earning a PhD and are committed to the mission of the E.E. Just Program are eligible to apply. Applicants must identify a research mentor and work with that mentor to lay the groundwork for a research project that will stretch over the course of two years. Note that this is a competitive program and not all students who submit an application will be selected.

Benefits and responsibilities

Funding for Faculty-Mentored Research:

  • Off-terms:  Fellows are eligible for funding to support up to two terms of full-time (40 hours per week) research during a leave term under the direction of a Dartmouth faculty member 
  • On-terms:  Fellows will receive a stipend to support part-time research under the supervision of a Dartmouth faculty member. Fellows are also expected to fully participate in E.E. Just programming. The combined time commitment for research and program participation is 10-12 hours per week, up to six terms.

Mentorship:

Each Fellow will have two faculty mentors as part of the program:

  • Faculty Research Mentor: supervision and guidance for the Fellow’s research project.
  • E.E. Just Faculty Advisor: general academic and career guidance.

Leadership:

  • Fellows will serve as role models and leaders within the E.E. Just and Dartmouth Community.  In particular, Fellows will participate in aspects of Dartmouth Adventures in STEM our pre-orientation program for students interested in majoring in STEM.

Professional Development:

  • Workshops designed to prepare Fellows to apply for and to thrive in graduate school, as well as a professional development fund that can be used for such things as travel to professional meetings and for graduate application preparation.

Study Space:

  • Fellows will have access to the E.E. Just Space (Wilder 113).

Quarterly Reports:

Each quarter fellows will submit a report summarizing their research findings and experience.

Application timeline for the Academic Year 2019

February 15, 2019: Deadline to submit the online recommendation request form (link active at the start of Winter Term) with the name and email address of two Dartmouth faculty who have agreed to write recommendations on your behalf:

  • Faculty Research Mentor: A Dartmouth professor who has agreed to be your research mentor on the proposed research project.
  • Faculty Reference: A Dartmouth faculty member who is familiar with your academic work and/or academic and career goals.

March 1, 2019: Application deadline for all application materials

  • Online student application form (link active at the start of Winter Term)
  • Online faculty recommendation form: your faculty recommenders will receive the link to the form via email.  Be sure they are aware of the application deadline.

April 1 – 5, 2019: Finalist Interviews