Meaningful student participation in faculty-mentored scholarly or creative activity intended to make an original contribution to one or more disciplines.
- The research must contribute to the student's academic development. The following types of projects are NOT eligible for UGAR funding:
- Administrative or clerical (tasks typically compensated via wages such as maintenance of a website, editing of a publication, scheduling research participants, etc.)
- Curricular (development and/or assessment of course materials)
- Commercial (tasks related to development of a commercial product)
- Institutional (tasks related to strategic direction of an institutional initiative)
- Faculty mentors must be currently employed as faculty at Dartmouth College (including the medical, engineering, and business schools)
- Faculty-mentored research can be part-time while taking classes or full-time during a leave term. Check the requirements of specific programs to ensure that the student role in the project meets the program guidelines.
- Part-time research assistantships: students engage with faculty on faculty research projects. Students must be on campus and faculty mentors are also expected to be on campus. Remote research is not eligible for funding.
- Full-time leave term research: students are expected be more independence and more in-depth engagement. If the research does not take place on campus, there must be a compelling reason for the location of the research (e.g. field work)