Faculty Mentoring Program

UCSD Academic Enrichment Programs
La Jolla, CA.
Type Academic Enrichment, Basic Science Research


As a student participant, you will:

  • Work as a research assistant to a UC San Diego faculty member for at least 10 hours per week during winter and spring quarters (FMP is not available during summer and fall quarters)
  • Participate in a research project designed and supervised by a faculty mentor in conjunction with your research interests
  • Receive 4 units of independent study credit each quarter
  • Learn how to write a research proposal and paper
  • Receive graduate school and fellowship information
  • Present your research at the annual Faculty Mentor Program Research Symposium at the end of the academic year


Juniors and seniors who have both an interest in research and a minimum GPA of 2.7 are eligible for the Faculty Mentor Program. All students who complete the FMP application and meet the eligibility requirements may participate, if a suitable research placement can be arranged.

More Information


FMP Coordinator
Karen Van Ness
, 9500 Gilman Drive #0311
La Jolla, CA 92093-0311
Phone: (858) 534-1774
Fax: (858) 534-8895