UR Mentor Resources

Faculty members who are interested in mentoring undergraduate researchers can sign up for the email newsletter below. This form is available to any faculty or staff who would like to receive emails about events, deadlines, opportunities, etc. If you are interested in any of these opportunities for mentors, please follow the link below and indicate what areas you’d like to learn more about or sign up for.

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URCO Reviewing

The Undergraduate Research & Creative Opportunities grant has three application cycles. Each cycle, we ask faculty and senior graduate students to volunteer as reviewers for 3-5 applications in adjacent disciplines. Learn more about the Undergraduate Research & Creative Opportunities grant.

SRS Evaluating

The Student Research Symposium, held each April, is the showcase event for about 400 undergraduate and graduate students. We ask faculty to evaluate graduate and undergraduate presentations and provide feedback, and we encourage graduate students to review undergraduate work.

Fall SRS Evaluating

The Fall Student Research Symposium is a smaller, undergrad-only presentation event each December. It has been growing, and we ask faculty and especially encourage graduate students to provide feedback to participants (as it is a great preparation for their own presentations at SRS). Volunteer for the Symposium!

Mentor a Student

If you have a project and are looking for an undergraduate research assistant or volunteer, let us help you find someone to help. We can also assist you in creating a post on our Current Opportunities list.

Work Study Researchers

If you have the capacity to hire an undergrad, consider posting your job as a Federal Work Study position. You save funds and increase access to research.

UR Mentor Discussions

Join our community of practice in a new series of discussion sessions on mentoring best practices. Fall sessions include cultural competency in research mentoring and mentoring compacts. RSVPs encouraged.

Unpaid Research Internship Policy

To support the University’s commitment to engaging students in its research efforts and ensure the safety and fairness of those experiences, this policy formalizes the authorization to work with, train, and supervise Unpaid Research Interns. Learn more about the Unpaid Research Internship Policy.