UROP Mentor Application and Requirements
The Research Mentor project application for Fall 2016 - Winter 2017 is now open! Click here to submit your project. Applications submitted by September 6th will have the largest pool of applicants.
Our short and easy to complete application asks you to provide a half page description of the overall project (goals, objectives, and methodology), student tasks and responsibilities, minimum qualifications, number of hours per week, and contact information for setting up interviews in the fall. You will interview candidates in September.
- Project title
- Project description: Describe the overall goals and purpose of this project. This may include the research/scholarly question, background and methods. Describe how the student's work fits into the overall project.
- Student tasks and responsibilities: Be specific. Students should be given a variety of tasks that progress in difficulty/responsibility throughout the academic year.
- Student qualifications and skills: Be specific. Include classes, schedule (eg. time of mandatory weekly meetings, must be available for 3 hours blocks of time), characteristics (attention to detail)
- Number of work hours required per week: You have the option of selecting 6-8, 8-10 or 10-12 hours per week.
- Number of UROP students: New sponsors – we recommend that you work with no more than 2 UROP students. Seasoned sponsors – we recommend that you work with no more than 4 UROP students.
- Contact Information: Please provide contact information for students to submit their resumes and schedule interviews.
You do not need to have all this information to begin the process of submitting a project. We use an on-line application that allows you to save information and come back at a later time to complete your submission. Be sure to save your work as you progress through the application, as it will timeout after 60 minutes.
Note: If you are not a U-M faculty or staff member, you will need to click "Others" on the application form to create a guest account.
Designing A Project
Your project should be designed to be completed by UROP student(s) working on the project 6 - 12 hours a week during the academic year (September - April). It can be part of a larger project, a pilot project, or be designed to provide preliminary data for future research, scholarly or creative projects.
To help you get a pool of applicants who would be a good fit for your project, we recommend that you be specific in describing the student tasks, responsibilities and necessary qualifications. UROP offers skill-building workshops to all UROP students so a student who does not possess a specific skill at the beginning of the semester has the opportunity to learn it while working on your project. The application includes a list of workshops.