Serving as a faculty advisor or research mentor to an undergraduate student is an important role. Students value the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty member. Faculty advisors to undergraduate research grant recipients receive an award of $1,000, intended to recognize the importance of faculty guidance. This money will be made available to faculty members beginning July 1 of the year the advisee receives the grant. The award will be in the form of a research fund held by your department. You may use your award funds for professional development or to further your own research. All expenditures from your research account must be in accordance with University policy, and the appropriate fiscal technician in your department must reconcile the account. You must use your award money during the fiscal year in which it is awarded; all unexpended funds still in your account at the end of the fiscal year (June 30) will revert to the award account. If you choose to decline these research funds, they will be used to support future student research awards.
We are grateful for faculty members’ generous mentoring and for their rich contributions to the University's vibrant undergraduate research community. If there is any way the Office of Undergraduate Research can be of assistance to you, or if you have any suggestions about the program, please let us know.