Leave Term Grants

Students can apply for up to $5,600 for full time research during a leave term.


  • Applications are accepted each term for research to be conducted in the following term.
  • Funding is for full-time unpaid research. Students who are being paid or who are working on the research part-time may be considered for funding but are not eligible for the full amount of the stipend.
  • Research can be on or off campus but must be directly mentored by a Dartmouth faculty member (affiliated with the college and/or professional schools). Research internships at other institutions are not eligible for UGAR funding.
  • Students are expected to be intellectually engaged in the research rather than serving as research assistants for faculty projects. Faculty seeking research assistants should consider students for the part-time assistantship programs rather than leave term grants.
  • Group projects are welcomed.
  • Seniors are not eligible for leave term funding. In addition, students who have completed their B.A. requirements are not eligible for UGAR funding.

More information about the grants and how to apply are available in the research section of the UGAR website.