UGAR application deadlines

Check the eligibility criteria for each program as well as the UGAR general eligibility criteria before applying. Late applications are not accepted for any program. If you have questions about programs or application processes, contact UGAR before the application deadline.

COVID-19: Implications for UGAR programs

  • Travel: if your research involves any travel (within the U.S. or abroad), you must comply with the College policies on travel.
    • Dartmouth continues to discourage all nonessential travel for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, given that, when people are on the move, so is the virus. More information regarding travel policies can be found here.
    • UGAR may extend its ban on funding for travel even if the college lifts the institutional ban.
  • Campus access: undergraduates are permitted access to Dartmouth-affiliated buildings and facilities, including libraries and research labs, only if they register for campus access (which requires partcipation in the COVID testing protocol). See the policy on undergraduate research for academic year 2021-2022.
  • Student status: if students withdraw from the College for any reason (in good standing or not), they are not eligible for UGAR programs during the terms in which they are withdrawn. If students are accepted for a UGAR program in a given term but withdraw from the College during that term, they must contact UGAR immediately. See the College webpage on withdrawals for more information. 
Full-time and thesis research

Research grants

Applications for leave term and honors thesis research are accepted in the 5th week of the term immediately before the research term (due by 11:59pm). Note that the recommendation request form should be submitted at least one week prior to the application deadline to ensure that your faculty mentor has adequate time to complete the recommendation form before the application deadline. Late applications will NOT be accepted for any reason

  • July 28, 2021 (for fall term research) 
  • October 13, 2021 (for winter term research)
  • February 2, 2022 (for spring term research)
  • April 27, 2022 (for summer term research)

** NOTE: you must submit the recommendation request form at least one week prior to the application deadline

Other research programs and sources of funding:

Part-time assistantships

Research assistantships

Applications are accepted quarterly for URAD Scholars to conduct research in the following term (due by 11:59pm one week before the last day of classes):

  • August 18, 2021 (for fall term research)
  • November 10, 2021 (for winter term research)
  • March 2, 2022 (for spring term research)
  • May 25, 2022 (for summer term research)

Presidential Scholarships

Students will be notified of their eligibility to apply for Presidential Scholarships in winter of sophomore year. Applications are due in spring term of sophomore year:

  • April 27, 2022 deadline (due by 11:59pm)
  • Late applications will NOT be accepted for any reason
  • Research terms: you must indicate on the application form the two terms in which you intend to conduct the research. However, you may change the research terms at any point after the application process by emailing "undergraduate research." Note that you must complete two terms of research during your junior year (from "sophomore summer" through spring of junior year).

Conference funding

Applications for conference funding are accepted on a rolling basis. Students must submit applications at least two weeks before the conference.

Stamps Scholarships

Students apply for the Stamps Scholars program in the winter of sophomore year.

Application deadline: February 15

Senior Fellowships

Students apply for the Senior Fellowship TWO TERMS prior to the start of the proposed fellowship. The standard cycle is to apply in spring of junior year for Senior Fellowships to begin in fall of senior year.

  • Application deadline: April 14 (to begin a fellowship in fall term)
    • Recommendation request deadline: April 1

Students proposing to begin a fellowship in a term other than fall term must contact UGAR to determine the application deadline (which will be TWO TERMS prior to the proposed start of the fellowship).

Note: Students must submit the Senior Fellowship interest form no later than the 6th week of the term, one term prior to the term of application (which would be winter for the standard application cycle)

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships

Applications for the MMUF program are accepted each year on February 15.