IM Program

The IM Program will provide doctoral and doctoral-bound students who have completed 30 hours of graduate study an opportunity to gain teaching and mentoring experience by serving as a research mentor to a UT Arlington undergraduate. The program is open to all junior-senior level undergraduate students but minority and underrepresented and first generation undergraduates are particularly encouraged to participate. Graduate students will receive a $400 stipend during the term in which they participate in the project. Undergraduates will receive a scholarship for 3 semester credit hours of independent study in the term in which they participate in the project.

Undergraduates will be expected to work closely with a graduate student mentor on either the mentor’s research/creative project or on their own research/creative project. The undergraduate is expected to gain research experience, learn more about an academic discipline, network with other students and faculty and refine skills critical for academic and professional growth while the graduate student exercises and develops mentoring skills and benefits from progress made on the research/creative project. Part of the undergraduate’s experience must be “hands on” in nature, but the mentor will be expected to help the undergraduate develop his or her academic understanding related to the selected project.

The graduate student mentor-undergraduate trainee pair must self identify at the time of application to the program and submit a complete application with appropriate faculty approval in order to be considered.

Application Instructions

The application for the I Engage Mentoring Program includes a cover sheet and a syllabus for your proposed research project/course. The Cover Sheet is a fillable pdf form. Enter the required information and save. The Syllabus is a MS Word document. The form is based on the UTA-required syllabus. Follow the directions below to modify the Syllabus. Submit the completed Cover Sheet and syllabus to Lisa Berry, lberry@uta.edu