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Dean's Award For Summer Research

The Dean’s Award for Summer Research was created to encourage advanced Gallatin undergraduates to pursue an original research or creative project related to their concentration.


All Gallatin undergraduates entering or in their junior year (and who have at least one semester remaining at Gallatin) at the time of application are eligible. In credit terms, eligible students have earned a minimum of 48 credits and will not graduate before the fall conference.

In accepting a grant, the student agrees to the following: 

  • Maintain and contribute posts to the DASR blog over the course of the summer
  • Write a scholarly paper on their research to be submitted at the end of the summer
  • Present their research at a Gallatin student conference during the fall semester

Failure to complete all requirements in a timely manner will affect participation in the DASR Conference in the fall semester.

Deadline for Proposals

March 1st

Award Amount


Project Timetables

To begin no sooner than May of the semester in which you apply. Grants are intended to support research conducted during the summer months.

All applicants who have previously received a Dean’s Award and have failed to complete its requirements will not be considered for another award.

Please field specific application questions to Rae Georges at

To read more about past DASR conferences, visit the DASR blog.

Student Information


Project Mentor

Project mentor must be a full time Gallatin faculty member. This person must also write your recommendation and submit it by the application deadline.

Recommendations and applications have the same deadline. Applications with late or missing recommendations will not be considered.

Projected Expenses

Please list the expenses associated with your project, or attach this information on a separate page.

Project Description