ReMatch Summer Research Program

Program mission

The primary goal of R-SURP is to create a diverse community of undergraduate and graduate student researchers from across the University. The program seeks to generate a more inclusive pipeline toward scholarly research and, to address, over time, the underrepresentation of certain groups in academic research communities.

Program description

For freshman and sophomore mentees (R-SURPees), the program provides an opportunity to carry out a paid graduate-mentored research project over the summer of 2016. In addition, R-SURPees will have an opportunity to engage with a diverse community of student researchers, provide each other with support and constructive feedback throughout the research process, as well as share experiences with younger students in order to help encourage and nurture their research aspirations. Small R-SURPee teams will be called to develop and coordinate a series of workshops for incoming students in the Freshman Scholars Institute by sharing advice on how to get started with research at Princeton.

For graduate participants (R-SURPors), the program offers the opportunity to mentor an undergraduate student through a summer research internship. The program offers mentorship training and support to participants and provides opportunities to engage in a diverse and inclusive research community at Princeton.

Program dates

The program runs for nine weeks, from June 6, 2016 to August 5, 2016. Participants may select one of two start dates (either June 6 or June 20) and are expected to be on-campus Monday to Friday, through August 5. **Importantly, students appointed in FSI supporting roles through the remainder of August should apply for a June 6 start date and July 22 end date.

Mentor Eligibility
All enrolled post-generals ReMatch graduate mentors who have participated in at least one program event this academic year are eligible to apply (exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis).

Application

The R-SURP application for summer 2016 will be available online on Monday, February 1, 2016, on the Global Programs System (see links below). Undergraduate-graduate pairings design their own research project, with the support and endorsement of a faculty adviser. The program application consists of three parts:

Part 1: Undergraduate mentee application (link is external), due Friday, February 19, 2016. The application includes a program questionnaire, college transcript, resume or CV, research expense request, statement of interest, and statement of commitment to a diverse research community.

Part 2: Graduate mentor a) application (link is external)and b) review of mentee application, due Friday, February 26, 2016. The application includes a program questionnaire, college transcript, resume or CV, and statement of commitment to a diverse research community

Part 3: Faculty adviser review and approval of mentee and mentor applications, due Friday, March 4, 2016.

Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Stipend and other program support

R-SURP undergraduate participants will receive a $450 weekly stipend (must constitute a full-time commitment of at least 35 hours/week).
R-SURP graduate participants will receive a $500 stipend supplement.
Research pairs will receive a research allowance to cover consumable research costs of up to $500.
Upon completion of the project, pairs will be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend a research conference and present their work.

Important dates

ReMatch application workshop for mentors and mentees:

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016, 2:30-4 pm in Frist 330
*Special SIFP/ReMatch Session: Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016, 4:30-6 pm in Frist 330

Application drop-in hour for mentors: Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016, 12-1pm in Frist 330
Mentee R-SURP application deadline: Friday, Feb 19, 2016, 5 pm EST
Mentor R-SURP application and review of mentee application deadline: Friday, Feb 26, 2016, 5 pm EST
Faculty adviser review and approval deadline: Friday, Mar 4, 2016, 5 pm EST
Funding decisions announced: Week of Mar 14, 2016
Summer program: Jun 6 – Aug 5, 2016
Research summary statement and program survey deadline: Sept 13, 2016
Participation in program outreach panel: Fall 2016

Selection process and awards

R-SURP applications will be carefully evaluated based on the merit and feasibility of the proposed research project, relevance to the student’s academic course of study, commitment to a diverse research community, and strength of the faculty adviser letter of support. Selections will be announced during the week of March 14, 2016.

Program website and contacts


For graduate mentors: cm15@princeton.edu