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Graduate Students

Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program

Application Requirements 

  • Must have completed two semesters of graduate school by the time the project period begins.  
  • May be masters or doctoral level. 
  • Application Questions
    • Name
    • Pronouns 
    • Bearmail
    • Bear number
    • Phone number 
    • Degree program
    • Year in degree program 
    • Anticipated graduation date
    • Semester availability for mentoring
    • Type of mentoring experience you are seeking.
    • What types of mentorship training would be helpful for you? 
    • Previous research or creative endeavors experience.
    • If you are interested in working with students on their own research projects, please indicate what types of projects and methods you would be comfortable mentoring. (300 words maximum) project
    • Why do you want to be an undergraduate student mentor? (300 words maximum)
    • What are you looking for in a mentee? (300 words maximum)
    • If you have a faculty member who you are planning to work with on this research or creative endeavor, please identify that faculty member. 

Training Requirements

  • Selected mentors will participate in 2-3 meetings/trainings depending on schedule and needs.
  • Selected mentors must obtain and maintain certifications as needed for research with humans, animals, HIPPA, CITI, IACUC, etc. 


  • Attend all check-in meetings. 
  • Develop valuable experience mentoring undergraduate students that could prepare for a faculty position in academia.
  • Review undergraduate research papers and offer constructive feedback. 
  • Meet with undergraduate students weekly to offer academic & interpersonal support. 
  • Commit to a specific amount of time (semester or academic year). 
  • Continue support of undergraduate researcher throughout the entire process. 
  • Outline and detail specific mentoring activities or strategies that will be implemented or utilized. 
  • Be familiar with and follow the institution policies regarding academic conduct.
  • Sign and comply with a participation agreement

Student Success Outcomes

  • Create more opportunities for students from under-represented backgrounds to increase academic domain identification and provide experiences that can contribute to undergraduate & potential graduate student success.
  • Develop meaningful connections with graduate student mentors and faculty that improve retention at an undergraduate level & recruitment at graduate school level.