Undergraduate Fellowship Program

About the program


The E.E. Just Undergraduate Fellowship is a two-year fellowship—held during the junior and senior years—designed to increase the number of Dartmouth undergraduates actively supporting the mission of the E.E. Just Community who choose to enter a doctoral program in a STEM discipline after graduation. Recipients will receive funding to pursue full-time research during "leave terms" and, during "residence 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 Fellow, 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.


Sophomores majoring in a STEM discipline who are interested in earning a PhD in a STEM discipline and are committed to the mission of the E.E. Just Community are eligible to apply. As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to identify a research mentor who has agreed to work with them over the course of the fellowship. It is expected that the applicant's research proposal will be developed through close consultation with their proposed research mentor. 


  • Research Funding: each year, fellows are eligible to receive funding to support up to one term of full-time research (i.e., 40 hours per week) during a "leave term" and up to three terms of part-time research (i.e., 8-10 hours per week) during "residence terms". 
  • Professional Development Funding: fellows will receive funds to attend conferences and support other professional development activities.
  • Mentorship: fellows will be mentored by their chosen research mentor, with whom they are collaborating, and (starting in 2024-2025) a E.E. Just Senior Faculty Fellow.
  • 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.
  • Jam Sessions: In line with their leadership role, fellows are required to participate in weekly Jam Sessions. 
  • Study & Community Space: Fellows will have 24-hour card access to the E.E. Just Space (Wilder 113).
  • Quarterly Reports: Each quarter fellows will submit a report summarizing their research findings and experience.


The E.E. Just Undergradute Fellowhip Application will be live on 4 December, 2023.

The Application for the EEJUF consists of the following elements:

  1. Faculty Reference Request Form (two facilty members needed - suggested form submission at least two weeks before final deadline)

    • Research Mentor: The research mentor is the faculty member with whom you will conduct research over the two years of the fellowship. Therefore, your choice of research mentor is a critical component of your application. We encourage you to identify this person as soon as possible to allow ample time for them to work with you in crafting your research proposal and to develop a mentorship plan. 

    • Faculty Recommender: This should be someone who knows you well as an intellectual being and is familiar with your academic goals, including your motivation for possibly pursuing a PhD in a STEM field. It will also be helpful if they can speak to your ability to work collaboratively, provide leadership and promote diversity and inclusion.

      *Please follow up with your faculty and mention the April deadline for all materials.

  2. E.E. Just Undergraduate Fellowship Application Form 

    • Personal Information (e.g., name, proposed major(s)/minor(s), etc.)
    • Essay Questions 
    • Research Proposal (written in consultation with your Research Mentor)
  • Post Application Deadline: Finalist Interviews
  • Last Step: Announcement of fellowship recipients.