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Office of Undergraduate Advising & Research


The Office of Undergraduate Advising & Research (UGAR) is the arm of the Dean of Faculty office that oversees advising and research within the undergraduate curriculum. We support faculty in their roles as academic advisors and intellectual mentors to students and help students negotiate the myriad of academic opportunities in and out of the classroom. In keeping with Dartmouth’s core values of 'academic excellence' and 'independence of thought within a culture of collaboration,' UGAR promotes advising and research across campus as these foster the individualization of students’ academic exploration and intellectual growth."

Programs include:

* Presidential Scholars
* Sophomore Science Scholarships
* Research Grants
* Senior Fellowships
* Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships
* E.E. Just Program
* Women in Science Project
* "The Sophomore Year


      Member: Funnell, Margaret
      Role: Assistant Dean of Faculty for Undergraduate Research, Director of Undergraduate Advising & Research


    Research Opportunities

    • E.E. Just Program ( Research Opportunity )

      "The purpose of the E. E. Just Program is to increase the number of minority students majoring in the sciences; participation in the program is open to all students interested in this issue. The program includes a quarterly Science Forum focused on research in the sciences, opportunities for undergraduate involvement in science research, as well as issues related to minority participation in the sciences. The program is named in honor of Ernest Everett Just, a distinguished black scientist who graduated from Dartmouth College in 1907."

    • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program at Dartmouth ( Research Opportunity )

      "Sophomores ('14s) who are US citizens or US permanent residents may apply.

      The fundamental objectives of MMUF are to reduce, over time, the serious underrepresentation on faculties of individuals from minority groups, as well as to address the consequences of these racial disparities for the educational system itself and for the larger society that it serves. These goals can be achieved both by increasing the number of students from underrepresented minority groups who pursue PhDs and by supporting the pursuit of PhDs by students who may not come from underrepresented minority groups but have demonstrated a commitment to the goals of MMUF. The MMUF program is designed to encourage fellows to enter PhD programs that prepare students for professorial careers; it is not intended to support students who intend to go to medical school, law school, or other professional schools. Dartmouth extends its commitment to the MMUF objectives by sponsoring directly an Associate Fellows program, governed by the same goals and criteria."

    • Presidential Scholarships ( Research Opportunity )

      "The James O. Freedman Presidential Scholars Program was initiated in 1988 and provides opportunities for juniors to work as research assistants with Dartmouth faculty. These opportunities are intended to prepare students for undertaking senior honors theses. In 1997, the Program was endowed by John (Launny) L. Steffens, Dartmouth '63. We are grateful to Mr. Steffens for his generous support of this program. The program was renamed in January of 2007 in honor of James O. Freedman, 16th President of Dartmouth College, in recognition of his commitment to undergraduate teaching and scholarship."

    • Research Grants ( Research Opportunity )

      "The Dean of Faculty office offers a number of grants for Dartmouth undergraduates to engage in independent research with a Dartmouth College faculty mentor. Grants are awarded for research during a leave term and/or for research related to a senior honors thesis."

      See website for full eligibility requirements and application process.

    • Senior Fellowships ( Research Opportunity )

      "Senior Fellowships involve projects for which the intellectual scope and breadth of imagination goes beyond that which can be accomplished by taking courses offered in the existing curriculum. Senior fellows are not required to enroll in classes during their senior year nor are they required to complete a major. The fellowship year comprises three terms of registered enrollment, at least one of which must be spent primarily in residence. The Senior Fellows program is supported by the Kaminsky Family Fund at Dartmouth College."

    • Sophomore Science Scholarships ( Research Opportunity )

      "The program provides sophomores with the opportunity to work on a science research project in close collaboration with a Dartmouth faculty mentor. The program was developed with funding from Dartmouth's Undergraduate Science Education Program, funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)."

    • Women In Science Project ( Research Opportunity )

      "WISP’s mission is to collaborate in creating a learning environment where women can thrive in science, engineering and mathematics.

      This broad goal is achieved by enhancing the experiences of Dartmouth women, particularly in their first year, through a comprehensive set of proven intervention strategies, including:

      * Mentoring
      * Early hands-on research experience
      * Role models
      * Access to information
      * Building a community in the sciences"

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