McCulloch Fellowships

The McCulloch Graduate Fellows program was created in recognition of Norman E. McCulloch Jr. ’50 and his many contributions to the Dickey Center for International Understanding and its Institute of Arctic Studies.

Studying Environmental Change

The McCulloch Fellowships are motivated by our NSF IGERT graduate program on polar environmental change, and continue Dartmouth's commitment to interdisciplinary graduate training to understand rapid environmental change and its effects on society. Students with interests in Arctic and polar systems, climate change and its effects on ecosystems, or the behavior and dynamics of the cryosphere are especially encouraged to apply and should indicate interest in this Fellowship in their application.

The McCulloch Fellowship augments a standard one-year graduate stipend up to $30,000, and also provides a research and professional travel fund of $5,000. They will typically be awarded to incoming PhD students and are not renewable. In subsequent years, McCulloch Fellows are supported by Dartmouth Fellowships, national fellowships, or research grants through their home department.

These fellowships are designed to enable programs to recruit exceptional students with interests in Environment Change. Up to four candidates will be selected annually by a committee composed of the Director of the Dickey Center (or delegate), and representatives from the Office of Graduate Studies, the graduate program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the graduate program in Earth Sciences.

Nominations from the sponsoring graduate program must be made to the Dean of Graduate Studies by March 1 and include an endorsement letter from the Program (including source of the base DF), the candidate's CV, and a copy of their application.