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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 faculty mentor. Fellows must be available to conduct research for a minimum of 20 hours per week during one or both summer sessions.


The 2022 Dean’s Summer Fellowship (DSF) application is available from the link at the bottom of this page.

  • The student award for 2022 is in the amount of $3,000 (full summer) or $1,500 (half summer).
  • The process for 2021 required faculty mentors and students to complete a brief Google form to indicate the anticipated project deliverables, and to select from a short list the type of student experiential learning outcomes they intended for their student.
  • For the summer 2022 DSF program a stipend of $1,000 will be awarded to faculty mentors. This stipend will be added to a faculty member's payroll in the fall once their sponsored student has submitted their DSF final report. Mentors with multiple students are eligible for only one stipend.

Student Outcomes (deliverables):

  • A minimum of 20 hours per week devoted to research on proposed project or related educational endeavor.
  • 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 reminders:

  • Participating fellows may not enroll in more than one course (3 semester hours) in each summer session.
  • If a student has previously received a Dean's Summer Fellowship, they are eligible to receive a 2022 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