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Undergraduate Mentorship Information

Undergraduates can get paid to research. In research mentorships, students work directly with a faculty member on meaningful research questions, giving them excellent work experience and often opportunities for publishing. To apply, follow the instructions listed below for your department and submit the necessary applications by the department’s deadline.

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Students can apply for an Undergraduate Research Award each fall, winter, and spring/summer. A new application must be submitted each time. Click here for application information and deadlines. Flyers will be posted on bulletin boards and digital signage announcing when applications are being accepted as well as announcing the deadline for each award period. Students must also attend mandatory instruction meetings that educate them on how to write a proposal. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Mortensen in C104 BNSN.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Find a faculty mentor and work with them to apply to do mentored research.

GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Applicants must complete the department mentorship application. Applications should be submitted to Kris Mortenson at kris_mortenson@byu.edu. For questions on applying, contact the Department of Geological Sciences at (801) 422-3918.

MATHEMATICS

Applicants can search for a faculty mentor here. Contact the Math department at 801-422-2061 for instructions on applying.

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

Students should find a faculty member they would like to do research with, and work with them to apply. Questions should be taken to Kathy Lee Garrett at kathylee@mathed.byu.edu

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Applicants can review possible research groups here and fill out an application here.

STATISTICS

Contact the Statistics department here for information on undergraduate mentoring.