Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) Student Application

Winter 2024 Application

The Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) is an academic-year program that offers participating students the opportunity to get 99 or 199 credit for conducting research with the close guidance of a faculty mentor in their field. Please see below for guidelines and requirements for the academic year 2023-2024:

  • The program is open to students with sophomore standing and above at the time of application to the program. Sophomores are students who have completed 45 units.
  • Students must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher (students on the cusp of this threshold are encouraged to reach out to the FMP coordinator to discuss eligibility).
  • Interested students are responsible for finding their own mentors. However, we offer guidance and resources, and if students are having problems finding a mentor, we encourage you to reach out to the FMP coordinator.
  • The program is open throughout the academic year, and students must be able to conduct research both winter and spring quarters.
  • All participating students must present a poster at the FMP Symposium during Spring 2024.
  • Students must attend required program seminars and activities, and participate in workshops each quarter.

Questions? Contact brfruto@ucsd.edu

Receive 4 units of independent study credit each quarter.
Academic Year
Supplemental Questions
  1. Statement of interest
  2. Description of planned research activity
  3. List any relevant coursework, training, and prior research or work experience relevant to your research interests.
  4. Do you have a faculty mentor that can serve as an instructor of record for an independent study course?
  5. Mentor's name
  6. Faculty mentor's department
  7. Mentor's email address
  8. Faculty mentor statement of support
  9. Check here to indicate that you have carefully read the list below and agree to fulfill all of the requirements of the FMP.
  10. How did you hear about this application?
    • How did you hear about this application?
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  11. Statement of confirmation
  12. If there's any additional information about yourself you'd like to include, please do so here.
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