I-Engage Mentoring Program
Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2019 cohort.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 24 at midnight.
Cultivating mentored research experiences.
The Office of Graduate Studies’ I Engage Mentoring (IM) program provides funding for doctoral and doctoral-bound students to gain teaching and mentoring experience by serving as a research mentor to a UT Arlington undergraduate. Undergraduates will have the opportunity to work closely with a graduate student mentor on either the mentor’s research/creative project or on their own research/creative project. Graduate students will receive a $2000 stipend during the term in which they participate in the project.
The program is open to all junior- or senior-level undergraduate students, but minority, underrepresented, and first-generation undergraduates are particularly encouraged to participate. Undergraduate students participating in the 11-week summer program will receive a $1,000 stipend.
The undergraduate is expected to gain research experience, learn more about an academic discipline, network with other students and faculty, and refine skills critical for academic and professional growth. Likewise, the graduate student will exercise and develop mentoring skills and benefits from progress made on the research/creative project. Part of the undergraduate’s experience must be “hands-on” in nature, but the mentor will be expected to help the undergraduate develop his or her academic understanding related to the selected project.
The graduate student mentor-undergraduate trainee pair must self-identify at the time of application to the program and submit a complete application with appropriate faculty approval in order to be considered.
Required Application Instructions:
To submit an application, the graduate student mentor and undergraduate student trainee must create a syllabus that details their summer research experience.
Click here for more information on the program and instructions on how to apply.
Required Application Materials:
Click here to submit your complete online application for the 2019 I Engage program.
(The completed syllabus must be attached to the online application.)