Postdoctoral associates and advanced graduate students at supporting research institutions in the Triangle have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students from Meredith College in a research experience. While supporting women in the life sciences, research mentors will get invaluable mentoring, project management and leadership experience. All mentors receive a stipend of $500, payable at the end of the semester.
Research projects should be designed in their entirety by the mentor with the full support of their faculty mentor or PI. Individual projects should be designed for undergraduate students to complete largely independently after training in specific research techniques and with regular mentoring sessions. In the summer program, Meredith students work up to 250 hours on the project.
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We will begin accepting mentor applications for Summer 2014 on Monday March 24, 2014 and continue until March 31, 2014. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the program by April 28, 2014.
To apply at UNC: Email application materials to Patrick Brandt, firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2014. If you or your advisor has questions while preparing your application, please feel free to contact Patrick Brandt.
To apply from Duke, EPA, NCSU, or other institutions: Email application materials to Erin Lindquist, email@example.com, by March 31, 2014. If you or your advisor/PI has questions while preparing your application, please feel free to contact Erin Lindquist.
Summer 2014 research should be conducted between May 12 and August 1, 2014, so research mentors should plan their project timelines accordingly.
Participating undergraduate students will be selected based on merit by faculty at Meredith College and will be matched to research projects by their interest.
At Meredith College, Rimsha Afzal, ’15, was able to pursue both of her passions: theatre and biology. Encouraged by her professors, Rimsha took on multiple roles in plays, leadership, and challenging internships, becoming even stronger in the process.