Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) Student Application

The Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) is a dual quarter program that offers participating students the opportunity to get 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 2020-2021, which are different from usual:

Please note that there are 2 significant changes to the FMP this year:
- The FMP is currently accepting applications for students interested in starting research in Fall 2020.
- While the program is typically open to students with junior and senior standing, this year, we are also open to first- and second-year students.

Otherwise, the usual requirements for applying to the program apply:
- 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.
- Students must be able to conduct research for a minimum of 2 consecutive quarters, whether Fall+Winter or Winter+Spring. Students my opt to conduct research for all 3 quarters during the academic year.
- Students must participate in the FMP Symposium during Spring 2020. Students who conduct research during Fall+Winter have the option of presenting at the Undergraduate Research Conference instead (participation in the URC requires a mentor nomination).
- Students must attend required program seminars and activities and participate in workshops throughout each quarter.

Questions? Contact Dr. Claire Kim, FMP Coordinator at clairekim@ucsd.edu

Award
Receive 4 units of independent study credit each quarter.
Deadline
10/01/2020
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
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