Dartmouth's Academic Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE) provides summer research experience to undergraduates. Focusing on academic research, networking, and mentoring, ASURE prepares students for future graduate research training. ASURE is open to all non-Dartmouth students. 

Program Structure

The program is approximately eight weeks long, starting mid-June. In addition to providing valuable lab experience, ASURE will provide:

  • Ethics seminars
  • GRE prep
  • Lab training
  • Opportunities to present work/poster sessions

Fields of Research

We offer research opportunities in the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Engineering
  • Experimental and Molecular Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB)
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Psychological and Brain Sciences

Application Details

Apply to the ASURE program, starting November 1, through the Leadership Alliance.

The 2017 ASURE dates are June 22 - August 17.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jane Seibel.

The application deadline is February 1.

For the 2017 ASURE Summer Program, we will only be reviewing candidates who have applied through the Leadership Alliance. Please indicate on your application that you are interested in research at Dartmouth.


The ASURE program provides a stipend, housing, travel expenses, and a food allowance once a student is accepted into the program.