Mentoring Mini-Grant Program

This initiative is designed to encourage the development of scientific identity and meaningful mentoring relationships for students who are pursuing NSE majors, and are from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, math, and engineering fields. A student’s faculty or staff mentor can apply for a Mentoring Mini-Grant to support the student mentee in a variety of ways:

  • to hire the mentee as a research assistant, a mini-grant will pay the student's hourly wages;
  • to bring the mentee to a scientific conference, a mini-grant will cover the student's registration and travel costs;
  • to facilitate an off-campus summer research internship, a mini-grant will provide a housing stipend for the mentee;
  • to encourage the mentee to re-take a foundational science course (e.g., chemistry or math) in order to consolidate their learning, a mini-grant will provide a summer tuition grant;
  • to support mentors' professional development related to mentoring diverse students, e.g., participating in workshops or webinars;
  • to bring alumni scientists from diverse backgrounds to campus for scientific talks or career panels.

Click here to apply for a Mentoring Mini-Grant which has a maximum award of $1,500 per student per academic year.