The Student Experiential Learning Fund (SELF) is a partnership between the Center for Professional Development and the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning. The fund is intended to support students in pursuing unpaid or low paying internships, non-Dartmouth research, group projects, conference travel, job shadows, specialized professional or leadership training not offered at Dartmouth, and other opportunities not supported by existing funding sources. The experiential learning opportunity must also closely align with career and/or academic interests. Priority is given to students and groups who have not received funding from another campus resource. We request that applicants seek the most economical options for housing, transportation, etc. Funding application deadlines are the 6th Friday of the term prior to the experience occurring. In order to be considered for funds, applications must be submitted by the following dates:
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
In addition to this digital form, a complete application requires a supervisor/advisor statement confirming the group experience and outlining the responsibilities/goals of the group.
If selected for funding, the group leader is also required to submit the following forms, which will be provided when you are notified of the funding decision:
- A signed acknowledgement and risk release
- A signed funding contract
- An emergency contact form
- Completion of the Dartmouth Travel Registry (for international experiences only)
IMPORTANT NOTE: If selected for funding, each group is required to submit a one-page, post-experience report outlining the overall experience, reflecting on what you learned, and describing how the experience correlated with career and academic interests. If receiving funding specifically from a Dartmouth donor, a thank you letter must be written and sent to the respective donor. These document(s) must be submitted no later than two weeks into the term following the experience.