Grants and Funding

Grants and Funding available around Dartmouth Campus


OPAL’s mission is to foster a Dartmouth where all students can thrive, value difference, and contribute to the creation of a socially just world. To achieve its mission, this office works with student organizations and campus partners. For that reason, OPAL funding support is dedicated to these organizations.

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UGAR oversees programs that provide opportunities for students to engage in research with a Dartmouth College faculty mentor. These close collaborations between faculty and students provide a forum for faculty to teach and mentor undergraduates on a one-on-one basis outside the classroom. Students acquire first-hand experience in an academic field of research while developing skills such as critical thinking, information processing, and effective communication.

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The Rockefeller Center offers grants for Undergraduate students ranging from $300 to $1000 as well as internship opportunities. For more information click here.

The Senior Honors Grants Program provides grants of up to $1,000 for undergraduate students writing a senior honors thesis in the social sciences.

The Mini-grants cover conference registration fees up to $300 for an individual student, or up to $1,000 to cover the costs of an on-campus event or program by a student organization. For application information click here.

Dartmouth undergraduate students can apply for up to $4,500 to help offset the costs of eligible internships in public policy research, public policy analysis, issue evaluation, or activities which help shape and determine public policy. The Rockefeller Center also has resources and advising to help you identify a high-caliber internship experience. For more information click here.

Neukom Institute

This program seeks to fund third or fourth-year students engaged in faculty-advised research in the development of novel computational techniques as well as the application of computational methods to problems in the Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts. Awards are $1,000/term for 1 or 2 terms.

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Dickey Center

The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding supports curricular programs, internships and fellowships and other co-curriculum activities, and engagement with experts in support of research initiatives for undergraduate, post-graduate, graduate students and faculty. Most of the funding opportunities are associated with one of their five strategic areas: environment, gender, health, human development, and security.

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Leslie Center

Opportunities for student funding through the Leslie Center for the Humanities include Student Research Fellowships, which offer up to $1,000 for faculty-supervised research or creative projects in the humanities, and Student Professional Development Fellowships, which provide up to $500 for participation in unpaid internships or attendance at scholarly meetings. Applications for both Research and Development Fellowships consist of 1) A detailed description of the project or activity for which the funding is being requested (1-2 pages), 2) a budget of anticipated expenses, and 3) a letter of support from a member of the faculty. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but students should apply at least two months in advance of their need for funds so as to allow for timely planning and purchase of travel.  When a fellowship that has been awarded is complete, students are required to submit a brief report of a paragraph to a page in length to describe the fellowship's outcomes. In addition to research and development funding, the Leslie Center also offers three students per year the chance to intern at one of the Thomson Reuters Foundation's many world offices (e.g., New York, London). Two internship tracks are available: print journalism and digital journalism. The internship lasts ten weeks and its cost -- travel, room and board -- is fully subsidized by the Leslie Center and other Dartmouth sponsors. A call for applications is advertised in Fall term.

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