Purdue Research Mentor Information
The Office of Undergraduate Research seeks Purdue researchers interested in mentoring new Purdue students on projects during the Fall 2023 semester as part of the First Year Investigators Program. Student participants will be compensated for 6-10 hours of weekly research work during the semester while attending a research support seminar. The Purdue research mentor is a component of the first-time researcher's mentorship team along with a student peer research mentor.
Benefits of Mentoring Purdue First-Year Undergraduate Research Program Students
- Serve as a welcoming presence on campus as a disciplinary expert and mentor
- Involve students early in their collegiate career with authentic and compensated research work
- Provide mentorship that may have been valuable or much needed in your own research success
- Connect with new Boilermakers early in their collegiate career to help target future teaching and/or mentoring roles
Submit Your Project to be a First-Year Research Mentor
If you are interested in hosting a first-time researcher in their second year at Purdue during Fall 2023, please "Submit a New Project" on OURConnect under the "First-Year Research Program" heading. Please contact email@example.com if you have any issues or questions about this process.
Priority deadline to submit projects: March 20
Students will apply to projects: March 22-March 31
Additional Program Information
The Purdue First-Year Undergraduate Research Program provides new Boilermakers an academic-year experience to prepare and conduct research with expert Purdue researchers who may not have considered research while attending Purdue. These students will take a research preparation course during the spring semester and then would work alongside you during the fall semester while taking a research skills course.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
You will submit your application through OURConnect. You should submit your project under the "First-Year Research Program Spring 2023-Fall 2023" header. The program will state that it is for the full calendar year, but the project should only be for Fall 2023.
Your project will be reviewed by the Purdue OUR. Only students who are selected to be part of the First Year Investigators Program will be able to apply for the project through this header on OURConnect.
Yes, the first-time student researchers are paid $15/hour for their time working with you on a project in Fall 2023.