Research Programs

Many of the Dickey Center's programs address one of our five strategic areas: environment, gender, health, human development, and security. Within this framework, we support initiatives that provide in-depth knowledge and experience in specific areas of global concern. 

The Dickey Center supports curricular programs, internships and fellowships and other co-curriculum activities, and engagement with experts in support of research initiatives for undergraduate, post-graduate, graduate students and faculty. We also support post-doctoral research fellowships and partnerships with national and international research institutes, medical facilities, universities and nonprofits. Our strategic focus allows us to offer in-depth, interdisciplinary analysis in these areas.


The Institute of Arctic Studies is the Dickey Center's home for all environmental programming as well as national and international climate and polar initiatives.  


Recognizing the importance of gender when considering issues of economic development, workforce equality, sexual violence, and the root causes of inequality is critical.


The Global Health Initiative is a center for curricular, co-curricular and experiential opportunities for students to develop their interest and skills in global health. 

John Sloan Dickey

Human Development

Our human development initiative fosters connections between faculty and students and leading researchers working on international development issues. 


Our security initiatives are designed to inspire the Dartmouth community to think critically about war, arms control and disarmament, collective violence, and strategies for resolution of conflict. 

The John Sloan Dickey Center