Mentor Awards

Every fall, full-time UAF faculty members, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from all disciplines and campuses are eligible to apply for awards of up to $5,000 for mentoring undergraduate research and scholarly learning opportunities.

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Dr. Elaine Drew (standing) Kevin Huo, Fiona Fadum and Jason Kells (L-R)

Funding options include; fellowships for undergraduate students, travel for undergraduate students, limited travel for the mentor, and supplies and/or services to help support undergraduate research and scholarly activity initiatives.

  • The 2021 Mentor Awards closed on September 12, 2021.

  • Individuals receiving awards must have their mentored students participate in Research and Creative Activity Day on April 7, 2022 and complete an evaluation. 

  • Applicants are limited to two Mentor Awards every three years.

  • Students selected to be part of the projects:
    • Must ave a GPA of 2.3 and above
    • Must be registered for at least 6 credits in Fall 2021 and  Spring 2022
    • CANNOT be a Student Project Award recipient during the same academic year.

  • Funds must be spent no later than June 15, 2022 

  • Download the RFP