Research Mentoring Program
The Research Mentoring Program (RMP) is designed to support doctoral students in their dissertation research while providing an opportunity for undergraduates to learn more about graduate studies and graduate-level research. As a participant, doctoral students will receive a $1,000 stipend for their summer mentoring and a budget of up to $500 for their research costs. Undergraduates will also receive a $1,000 stipend for serving as a research assistant.
- Undergraduate students should go to the Loyola University Research Opportunities Program (LUROP) home page and click on apply now—it will direct you to the application portal to apply to the Research Mentoring Program.
- View the Graduate Student Projects for 2015. Undergraduates must be available to work during summer (this program must be your first priority during the summer), and interested in attending graduate school to participate in the program.
Graduate students who are interested in applying should contact contact Dr. Jessica Horowitz, Associate Dean for the Graduate School, at email@example.com or 773.508.2476.
Required Application Materials
For graduate students only:
- Program of study; Chair of committee and description of where you are in the dissertation process—proposal writing, IRB, data collection, etc.
- Abstract of project written for readers outside of your discipline—no more than ½ page
- Description of summer undergraduate work including timeline—briefly describe what you would like your research assistant to accomplish
- Paragraph describing your interest in mentoring
- Budget (up to $500)
- Letter of support from faculty mentor
Program Components Include:
Mentoring: One-to-one mentoring of an undergraduate student for 6-8 weeks during the summer 2015.
Required Meetings: Meetings with graduate and undergraduate student participants and the Assistant Dean—an introduction meeting where participants learn about the requirements and goals of the program, a joint presentation meeting where the undergraduates learn about the graduate experiences of the doctoral students, undergraduate meeting with Associate Director of Graduate Admissions, and a final presentation meeting where the graduate and undergraduate team share research accomplishments with the group.
Required Presentation: Poster presentations at both the Graduate Research Symposium and LUROP Research Symposium in spring, 2016.
Please submit all materials electronically by January 9, 2015. If you have any questions or problems, please contact Dr. Jessica Horowitz, Associate Dean for the Graduate School, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.508.2476.