Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Research Mentoring Program

Are you a doctoral candidate who would like the opportunity to mentor an undergraduate research assistant? If so, consider applying for the competitive Research Mentoring Program sponsored by the Graduate School.

"As a PhD student in the English department, I found the summer research fellowship to be a valuable opportunity to practice mentorship with an aspiring scholar. My mentee helped me make significant progress in my research organization by identifying and collecting resources in places I wasn't looking. More importantly, her willingness to ask questions and challenge my ideas provided a new and productive voice from outside my immediate critical circles." – a 2020 research mentor

This summer research program provides an opportunity for undergraduates to learn more about graduate studies and graduate-level research while supporting the mentorship training and research of a doctoral student. PhD mentors will be matched with an undergraduate research assistant to support their dissertation research, as well as receive a $2,000 summer stipend and a budget of up to $500 for research costs. Undergraduates will also receive a $1,500 stipend for serving as a research assistant.

Components of the program include:

  • One-to-one mentoring of an undergraduate student for 6-8 weeks during the summer 2023.
  • Check-in meetings about progress and a final presentation meeting where you and your undergraduate assistant share your research accomplishments with the group.
  • Joint poster or oral presentation at the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium and/or Graduate Research Symposium in Spring 2023.

Application materials are due by December 9, 2022. 

Research Mentoring Program Application

If you have any questions or problems, please contact Heather Sevener, Assistant Dean for the Graduate School, at hsevene@luc.edu