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Dean's Summer Fellowship

Program Details


University of Dayton undergraduate students from any academic discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply. The application process must be initiated by a full-time, tenure-track faculty mentor. Fellows must be available to conduct research for a minimum of 20 hours per week during one or both summer sessions.


All applications are due around March 1 of each year. Application requirements include:

  • Application worksheet provided by faculty mentor. Student participation in the application process is recommended.
  • Undergraduate research or experience project proposal.
  • Description of deliverable outcomes.
  • Experiential learning goals.
  • Cohort activity proposal.

Student Outcomes (deliverables):

  • A minimum of 20 hours per week devoted to research on proposed project or related educational endeavor.
  • Mandatory attendance of kick-off picnic for fellows.
  • A midsummer progress report and a final report are required for full-summer fellows. The final report only is required for half-summer fellows.

Other participation considerations:

  • Participating fellows may not enroll in more than one course (3 semester hours) in each summer session. 
  • Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements, whether through the University or otherwise. 
  • Students participating in study abroad, service immersion or other commitments for part of the summer are eligible for half fellowships.
  • If a student has previously received a Dean's Summer Fellowship, they are eligible to receive a 2019 Fellowship.
  • By accepting the Dean's Summer Fellowship, students give permission to the University of Dayton to use their names, pictures and videos in College news and promotional materials without further consent.



College of Arts and Sciences

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0800