How to Apply

PLAN AHEAD! The application form may take longer to complete than you expect. Late applications are NOT accepted, and students who do not adhere to the application guidelines will not be considered for funding. If you have questions or issues related to your application, contact UGAR before the application deadline.

Application Information


  • Review the URAD eligibility criteria BEFORE beginning the application process.
  • Students may submit only one URAD application per term and may not receive funding from more than one UGAR program per term.
  • Funding is not awarded retroactively or for research in the same term as the application deadline. 
  • The program does not match students with faculty. See UGAR's tips and resources on how to find a faculty research mentor.
  • These are competitive programs and not all students who submit applications will be selected. Applications are judged on a variety of factors including: demonstrated interest in the academic discipline, grades in relevant courses, description of the project and student's role, and the relationship of the research to the student's academic and career goals.


  • Students must submit an application for each term of funding (awards are only made for one term at a time).
  • Applications are due one week before the last day of class in each term for research beginning in the following term.
  • Student application forms and faculty mentor application forms must both be submitted by 11:59pm on the application deadline.
  • Failure to follow instructions may result in a delay in your application decision or rejection of your application. Be sure to read ALL of the information carefully.

Stipends are paid at the end of the term of research.

Submitting your application

START EARLY! Completion of the form may take longer than you anticipate. Late applications are not accepted, and applications that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be considered for funding.

Online application system:

  • The link to the online form is available from the first day of each academic term until the application deadline for that term.
    • If you are unable to access the application form, contact UGAR
    • Application forms must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on the deadline.
    • DO NOT wait until the last minute to access the application form. You may find that you are not prepared to answer all of the questions on the form, and no extensions will be granted.
  • When you submit the form, you will receive an automated email.
    • Save this email as it is confirmation of your application submission.
    • Do not contact UGAR for confirmation of your submission unless you do not receive the automated email.
  • Submission of the form will also generate an email to your faculty mentor
    • This email includes a link to an online form that your faculty mentor must submit.
    • Follow up with your faculty research mentor to ensure that the s/he has received the email and is aware of the deadline.
    • If your faculty research mentor does not receive the email or is having difficulty with the form, contact Undergraduate Research.
  • If after submitting the form you realize there is an error or you need to revise the information, submit a new form. You do not need to contact UGAR. When there is more than one submission by a student, the most recent one will be considered. Previous versions will be discarded.
  • Notifications of decisions will be sent via email approximately 3-4 weeks after the application deadline.

Filling out the form:

  • CAREFULLY READ application do's and don'ts before beginning the form.
    • Reviewing these guidelines is VERY IMPORTANT. If your application does not conform to the guidelines, it will be rejected.
  • Be sure that all information entered is accurate and free of errors as this information will comprise your formal program record
  • Incomplete application data is saved and accessible for one week from start date, at which point any applications not submitted will be automatically purged

Submit your application

Click here to submit your application

  • The link is only live from the first day of the term through the application deadline
  • You will need to log in using single sign-on with your Dartmouth NetID and password
  • Email "undergraduate research" if you have questions.

Submitting the application form:

  • The form must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on the day of the deadline.
  • When you submit the form, you will receive an automated email. Save this email as it is confirmation of your application submission.
    • If you do NOT receive the confirmation email, email "undergraduate research"
    • Do not contact UGAR for confirmation of your submission unless you do not receive the automated email.

Email notifications

All communications from UGAR will be sent from the "undergraduate research" blitz account. To ensure that you receive these emails, be sure that spam filtering is set up correctly in your email. The college provides detailed instructions on how to ensure that emails from specific email addresses are not inadvertently delivered to your spam/junk folder.