The Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) offers invaluable research experience to all juniors and seniors with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.7 who would like to prepare for graduate or professional school.
The Faculty Mentor Program is an excellent way to
Build a professional relationship with a UC San Diego faculty mentor
Prepare for graduate and professional school
Acquire research skills, including writing and presenting a scholarly paper
Whether you continue on to graduate school or begin a career upon graduation, FMP is an excellent way to build lasting academic and professional relationships and develop research skills.
As a student participant, you will:
Work as a research assistant to a UC San Diego faculty member for at least 10 hours per week during winter and spring quarters (FMP is not available during summer and fall quarters)
Participate in a research project designed and supervised by a faculty mentor in conjunction with the your research interests
Receive 4 units of independent study credit each quarter
Learn how to write a research proposal and paper
Receive graduate school and fellowship information
Juniors and seniors who have both an interest in research and a minimum GPA of 2.7 are eligible for the Faculty Mentor Program. All students who complete the FMP application and meet the eligibility requirements may participate, if a suitable research placement can be arranged.