Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) Student Application

Fall 2022
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 2022-2023:

  • The program is now 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+Spring quarters.
  • All participating students must present a poster at the FMP Symposium at the end of Spring 2023.
  • Students must attend required program seminars and activities and participate in workshops throughout each quarter.

Questions? Contact brfruto@ucsd.edu

Award
Receive 4 units of independent study credit each quarter.
Scopes
Academic Year
Deadline
10/07/2022
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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