Frequently Asked Questions

What is my role as a College of Ag Sciences Undergraduate Research Award faculty supervisor?

Successful faculty mentors will:

  • Understand and support all award guidelines and expectations shared on the Information for Students Page.
  • Mentor the student throughout the duration of the research project - from proposal to exhibition.
  • Work with your department and Human Resources to serve as the supervisor for the student's wage position. This includes the routine approval of wage hours entered in Workday.
  • Monitor the student's progress and expenditures throughout the course of the project.
  • Ensure that the student is following all university research guidelines.

How many students may I supervise?

A maximum of three (3) awards per faculty member will be funded during the academic year; and two (2) during the summer.

Is there a credit-based requirement of this award?

There is not a credit-based requirement for the College of Ag Sciences Undergraduate Research Award. Students, advisers, and faculty supervisors may explore credit as desired.

Can a student submit an application to work with me on my research project?

Students may participate in research that is part of a larger faculty-led project. However, the student's independent role in the project must be clearly defined and the student must independently author their proposal. Proposals submitted by individuals other than the student applicant will not be accepted.

I have undergraduate research opportunities available for students. How can I connect with them?

Consider posting your opportunity in the Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring Database.

What resources exist to support me as a faculty undergraduate research mentor?

Several resources exist via the URFM mentor programs. Additionally, programs for students and mentors can be found on URFM's events page.