Program Details

Eligibility:

University of Dayton undergraduate students from any academic discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply. The application process must be initiated by a full-time, tenure-track faculty mentor. Fellows must be available to conduct research for a minimum of 20 hours per week during one or both summer sessions.

Application:

All applications are due March 1 of each year. Application requirements include:

  • Application worksheet provided by faculty mentor. Student participation in the application process is recommended.
  • Undergraduate research or experience project proposal.
  • Description of deliverable outcomes.
  • Experiential learning goals.
  • Cohort activity proposal.

Student Outcomes (deliverables):

  • A minimum of 20 hours per week devoted to research on proposed project or related educational endeavor.
  • Mandatory attendance of kick-off picnic for fellows.
  • Full-summer fellows are expected to attend three of five cohort activities (includes kick-off picnic). Half-summer fellows are expected to attend two activities.
  • A midsummer progress report and a final report are required for full-summer fellows. The final report only is required for half-summer fellows.

Other participation considerations:

  • Participating fellows may not enroll in more than one course (3 semester hours) in each summer session. 
  • Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements, whether through the University or otherwise. 
  • Students participating in study abroad, service immersion or other commitments for part of the summer are eligible for half fellowships.
  • Students who received a Dean's Summer Fellowship in past years are eligible to receive a fellowship in a second year, but agree to undertake the additional duty of being a member of the DSF Leadership Group. Leaders suggest and gauge interest of the cohort in various activities, communicate upcoming activities to cohort members and attend cohort events. 
  • By accepting the Dean's Summer Fellowship, students give permission to the University of Dayton to use their names, pictures and videos in College news and promotional materials without further consent.

 

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