The Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program (URMP) connects Graduate Student mentors with Undergraduates who want to gain hands on experience with active research projects.
For this Academic Year program cycle: Graduate Student Mentors will provide support and mentoring to students who are in one of the following categories:
- Currently working on their own research project, this can be a faculty-mentored project or completely independent project OR
- Prepared to begin a research project, such as have an idea or research questions that you would like to research
- First and Second year students are encouraged to apply.
- Attend all mandatory meetings.
- Obtain and maintain certifications as needed for research with humans, animals, HIPPA, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) (Note: we will let you know which of these you would need, and will assist you in obtaining the training/certification as needed as part of your mentorship program).
- Respond to all correspondence from faculty mentor, graduate mentor, and OUR staff in a timely manner.
- Cultivate a passion for research and develop better insight as to scholarly paths that feel personally meaningful.
- Gain experience conducting research or working on scholarly projects or creative endeavors.
- 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.