Criteria for Research at Dartmouth

  • The work must contribute in some way to your academic and/or intellectual development.
  • You must have a faculty mentor who is affiliated with Dartmouth College (including the medical, engineering, and business schools).
  • The research can be part-time while taking classes or full-time during a leave term.
  • Some programs involve working as a research assistant on a faculty project, and others provide funding for self-generated projects completed under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

Eligibility for UGAR programs

  • Applicants must be matriculated as undergraduate students at the college (pursuing a Dartmouth A.B. degree with enrollment designated "R" or "L" in the term(s) of the proposed project).
  • Undergraduate students who are enrolled at Dartmouth but not pursuing a Dartmouth A.B. (including exchange students and Thayer dual degree students) are not eligible for UGAR programs.
  • UGAR funding is awarded only for students working directly with a Dartmouth faculty member (including faculty at Geisel, Tuck and Thayer). Students working with faculty or researchers at other institutions are not eligible for UGAR funding.
  • Students must be in good standing with the college and eligible to participate in college-sponsored programs. Students who have withdrawn from the college (medical or personal leaves, etc.) are not eligible for funding in the term(s) in which they are withdrawn.
  • Students who have received funding through a UGAR program must be in good standing with UGAR (e.g. submitted all required paperwork and final reports) in order to participate in another program or apply for additional research funding.