Funding for Students



Irving Institute Student Mini-Grants

Looking for funding to help with energy-related research or a project? Want to attend an energy-related conference or participate in an unpaid internship, but need some financial support? The Irving Institute offers mini-grants up to $1,000 for enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who are advancing the Institute's mission of transforming humankind's understanding of energy issues, and driving the creation of ideas, technologies, and policies that improve the availability and efficient use of energy for all people. Applicants should be as specific as possible about anticipated costs. All proposed budgets are subject to review, and not all costs may be covered for awarded projects.

Application Process

To submit an application:

1) Complete and submit this form.
2) Email a budget, a more detailed description of the project, and a resume to [email protected]. Include a timetable for completion and explain how this award will advance your work.
3) A faculty member must send a letter of reference in support of your application to [email protected]


Application Information

Applications must be received prior to the activity and funding cannot be approved retroactively.  Out of fairness to the applicant pool, applications will not be granted expedited consideration in the case of missed deadlines. 

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall term: August 1
  • Winter term: November 1 
  • Spring term: February 1
  • Summer term: May 1

For more information, contact [email protected]

Post-Experience Requirements

Students are required to complete the following activities within two (2) weeks of the award end-date:

1) Submit a summary in 400-600 words of what you learned and why you think it was a valuable experience
2) 3-5 pictures in jpg format with captions
3) Let us know how you would like to share what you learned with the broader Dartmouth student community (we’re happy to help with this, but it’s up to the student to make a plan and follow through)