Faculty research mentors play a critical role in the undergraduate and graduate research experience. The success of the program depends on an active and effective mentor-student relationship. The faculty mentor provides the student researchers with guidance regarding research activities, academic achievement, graduate education, and professional goals. The focus of the program is to develop the student researchers' confidence, research skills, and critical thinking abilities in order to succeed in their academic career and to encourage them to pursue a terminal graduate degree.
Center for Student Research (CSR) faculty mentors have found many benefits including financial support for research through ORSP Faculty Support Grants (FSG) for mentoring students, research supply and travel grants for students involved in research, student help in research activities, and helping to develop the next generation of professionals in your discipline.The FSG for mentoring student researchers awards have been dispersed for AY2016-2017.