Student Experiential Learning Fund (SELF)
The Student Experiential Learning Fund (SELF) was piloted in summer '16 and is directed in partnership between the Center for Professional Development (CPD) and the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL). The fund supports students’ skill, confidence, and capacity building through intentional experience with and critical reflection on:
- Internships, externships, job-shadowing
- Non-Dartmouth research opportunities
- Group and team projects
- Social sector and direct service experiences
- Conference travel and scholarly presentations
- Specialized professional/leadership training
Experiences must closely align with career and/or academic interests. Priority is given to students who have not received funding from another campus resource. Applicants are required to seek the most economical options for housing, transportation, etc. so that funds can support as many students as possible.
Students can now apply for funding for individual or group experiences happening from summer '17 - spring '18:
In order to be considered for funds, applications must be submitted by the following dates each term:
- Friday, May 19th, 2017 for Summer 2017 Experiences
- Friday, July 28th, 2017 for Fall 2017 Experiences
- Friday, October 20th, 2017 for Winter Intersession (November-December) 2017 and Winter 2018 Experiences
- Friday, February 2nd, 2018 for Spring 2018 Experiences
- Friday, May 4th, 2018 for Summer 2018 Experiences
Applications will be reviewed and selection decisions will be made within 1-2 weeks of the submission deadline each term.
If selected for funding, students are also required to register any travel and submit the following forms, which will be provided upon notification of funding decisions:
- A signed acknowledgement and risk release
- A signed funding contract
- An emergency contact form
- A post-experience report outlining their overall experience, reflecting on key learning, and describing how the experience connected with career and academic interests
For more details, contact Leslie Blakney, Associate Director for Advising, in the Center for Professional Development at [email protected] or Ashley Kehoe, Associate Director for Experiential Learning at [email protected].