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: 

  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
  • Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Neuroscience: Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Ecology Evolution Ecosystems and Society (EEES)
  • Engineering
  • Experimental and Molecular Medicine (PEMM): Program includes Biomedical Physiology and Immunotherapy, Cancer Biology, Pharmacology and Molecular Therapeutics, and Neuroscience
  • Health Policy and Clinical Practice
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology and Immunology: Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB): Program includes Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biological Sciences, Molecular and Systems Biology, and Microbiology and Immunology.
  • Molecular and Systems Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Quantitative Biomedical Sciences

Application Details

Due to ongoing travel restrictions and concerns around COVID-19, the 2021 ASURE program will be running on a virtual platform from June 24 through August 19.


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