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
  • Cancer Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Neuroscience: Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Ecology Evolution Ecosystems and Society (EEES)
  • Engineering
  • Health Policy and Clinical Practice
  • Integrative Neuroscience at Dartmouth
  • 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

The ASURE application is now open through the Leadership Alliance. Applicants will be asked to set up an account to begin their application!


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