Doctoral Student Mentoring Program
The MENTEX Fellowship Program
The MENToring EXperience (MENTEX) Fellowship Program provides doctoral students with an opportunity to obtain teaching and mentoring experience by serving as a research advisor to an undergraduate student at the University of Houston. The program is intended to promote the professional development of doctoral students who have a strong interest in becoming a university faculty member. The program also provides undergraduates with an opportunity to obtain research experience, learn more about an academic discipline, and develop skills important to their academic success.
The program requires the doctoral student and undergraduate to work closely together on the mentor's research/creative project during a Fall and Spring semester. Although not a requirement, undergraduates may elect to receive up to 6 semester credit hours of undergraduate research/independent study for the work carried out during the program. The program is open to all undergraduate students but preference will be given to students in their junior or senior year.
Generally doctoral students and undergraduates who partner for this program will contact each other through their academic department. However, doctoral students who do not have an undergraduate partner may submit information regarding their research topic to the e-Discovery website where undergraduates interested in the program may search for opportunities consistent with their interests and academic preparation.
Doctoral students who participate in this program will receive a $2000 stipend ($1000 for each Fall and Spring semester) and will also benefit from the progress made on their research/creative project.
A complete list of program requirements can be found here.
A detailed, written plan of the proposed research, completed jointly by the doctoral student mentor and undergraduate student, must be submitted to the Office of Graduate & Professional Studies located at 206 E. Cullen or via email at email@example.com. The plan should carefully describe the goals of the project, specific research activities, anticipated outcomes, and how the work will be evaluated. Goals of the proposed work should be attainable within the time interval (i.e., a Fall and Spring semester). The plan must be approved by the doctoral student's research advisor. The written plan should not exceed 3000 words.
Applications for the 2013-2014 academic year are due by Friday, March 15, 2013.
Successful applicants will be notified by April 12, 2013.