Research Assistantships

UGAR provides stipends for students to serve as part-time research assistants for faculty. Faculty are expected to cover any research-related expenses.

Sophomore Research Scholars

The goal of the Sophomore Research Scholars program is to provide meaningful faculty-mentored research experiences for sophomores.

  • Eligibility: Sophomores in any academic discipline
  • Number of terms: One or two
  • Payment: $1000 stipend per term (for 7-12 hours per week)
  • Application: Students may apply in the spring of first year for research starting in sophomore fall. Applications also will be accepted in the summer, fall, and winter for research in the subsequent term.
  • Process: Students contact faculty about research opportunities or faculty may also approach students with whom they would be interested in working. Once the student and faculty mentor agree on a project, students submit an online application. Faculty mentors then confirm the collaboration via an online form.

Junior Research Scholars

The goal of the Junior Research Scholars program is to provide meaningful faculty-mentored research experiences for juniors.

  • Eligibility: Juniors in any academic discipline (program is intended for students who are not eligible for Presidential Scholars).
  • Number of terms: One or two (the first term can be sophomore summer).
  • Payment: $1000 stipend per term (for 7-12 hours per week).
  • Application Students may apply in the spring of sophomore year for research starting in sophomore summer. Applications also will be accepted in the summer, fall, and winter for research in the subsequent term.
  • Process: Students contact faculty about research opportunities or faculty may also approach students with whom they would be interested in working. Once the student and faculty mentor agree on a project, students submit an online application. Faculty mentors then confirm the collaboration via an online form.

James O. Freedman Presidential Scholars

The goal of the Presidential Scholars program is to provide meaningful faculty-mentored research experiences for juniors to work with Dartmouth faculty, often in preparation for undertaking a senior honors thesis.

  • Eligibility: Juniors in any academic discipline who fall within the top 40 percent of the class.
  • Number of terms: Two (the first term can be sophomore summer).
  • Payment: $1000 stipend per term (for 7-12 hours per week). In the second term, students may elect to get independent study credit rather than a stipend only if they receive approval from both the faculty mentor and the academic department/program.
  • Application: Eligible students are notified in January of sophomore year, and the application deadline is in the spring of sophomore year.
  • Process: Eligible students contact faculty about research opportunities or faculty may also approach students with whom they would be interested in working. Once the student and faculty mentor agree on a project, students submit an online application. Faculty mentors then confirm the collaboration via an online form.