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The Dartmouth Economic Research Scholars Program program (DERS) was established by the Economics Department at Dartmouth in 2013 with the goal of providing additional mentoring and support in economics research to students with strong research potential and high academic standing. Additional advising and out-of-class enrichment activities - dinner discussions, workshops, and peer exchanges - accelerate and enhance the DERS' coursework and enable closer participation with faculty on research projects. Such participation begins with paid assistantships on faculty projects, but often evolves into research collaborations with faculty and independent student projects, including senior theses. The program also aims to prepare interested students for graduate studies in economics and related fields.
Applications from the class of 2023 are due on January 31, 2021, and the new DERS cohort will be announced in early March 2021. There will be an information session and mixer with faculty and current DERS on Tuesday, January 19th at 7pm EST. If you are interested in attending, the sign-up sheet is here. While the application form is now live, we recommend waiting until after the information session to submit it.
If you have any further questions, please contact DERS Director, Professor Cascio. Note that we also consider interested juniors and seniors on a rolling basis.
External Research Support for Undergraduates in Economics: AEA Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP) Summer Training Program, the Sadie Collective, Women in Economics Research Conference, Carroll Round
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